NCI Information Systems, Inc. has established an agreement with Radford University to build a collaborative working relationship in support of joint academic, education and project-execution activities.
Radford University President Brian O. Hemphill and NCI Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer Chuck Hicks on Jan. 5 signed a memorandum of understanding.
The agreement will provide research collaboration opportunities between NCI and students and faculty in Radford University’s Artis College of Science and Technology, as well as emerging technology assessments, NCI contract support and Radford student and faculty engagement.
With NCI’s focus on artificial intelligence solutions and work with government defense contracts, Radford students will be working on real-world challenges and finding creative solutions through collaboration with their faculty members as well as NCI leaders.
Hicks said his company is “extremely thrilled” to collaborate with Radford University.
“This academic-industry alliance is going to present NCI with a student population that will have requisites in a curriculum that ties in well with our initiatives related to developing and expanding our artificial intelligence capabilities and other cutting-edge solutions,” he added.