On December 2, the leadership of the Military Cyber Professionals Association (MCPA) gathered at IWP for its Annual Advisor’s Dinner Meeting. MCPA is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to developing American military cyber professionals and investing in our nation’s future through science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education.
The event was organized in part by Joe Billingsley, who is the Founder of MCPA and also an Adjunct Professor at IWP, where he teaches a for-credit graduate course on Cyber Strategy Development. He also teaches a professional development seminar on the same topic for IWP’s Cyber Intelligence Initiative.
This dinner has been held at IWP annually since 2018, except for 2020, when it took place virtually due to the pandemic. The event serves as an opportunity for the MCPA Board of Advisors to reconnect, receive updates on the organization, and celebrate its top contributors.
Ronnie Bustamante of the MCPA Board of Directors opened the event and introduced Amb. Aldona Woś, M.D., President of The Institute of World Politics. Amb. Woś provided a warm welcome and explained the IWP mission of preparing the next generation of leaders in national security, intelligence, and international affairs. She also noted IWP support to this mission area through efforts like the Cyber Embassy Night series that recently featured the inaugural “Cyber Ambassador” of the U.S.