Letter from Superintendant for Virginia State Police

Dr. Barry Horowitz
Munster Professor of Systems and Information Engineering and Chair
Department of Systems & Information Engineering
University of Virginia
P.O. Box 400747
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904-4747

Dear Dr. Horowitz;

The Virginia State Police extends its sincere appreciation to you and the University of Virginia for its continuing support and collaborative research relating to potential cyber security threats in regards to first responder vehicles. The demonstrations of the Virginia State Police vehicles conducted in September at the Commonwealth of Virginia Cyber Security - Unmanned Systems Technology Showcase in Chesterfield County validated the importance of our organizations working together to develop key strategies, reliable data, training protocols, and economic development opportunities as a means of protecting the vehicles of all Virginians living, working, and traveling through the Commonwealth.

This public-private partnership has been essential to the advancement of identifying, addressing, and eradicating weaknesses that can exist within our current digital environments. We look forward to continuing our mutual efforts, in accordance with the objectives set forth by Governor McAuliffe's Virginia Cyber Security Commission.

Sincerely,

Superintendent

WSF/cng

Cc: Captain Jerry L. Davis, Commander, Wytheville Bureau of Criminal Investigation Field Office, Virginia State Police

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