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Virginia in cybersecurity partnership with Victoria, Australia

Staff Writer | November 21, 2016
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Government of Victoria, Australia and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP).
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This MOU allows the Government of Victoria and Virginia to collaborate and promote sharing of best practices related to growing a skilled global workforce; promoting entrepreneurship; enabling innovation through research and development and the generation of a pipeline of future technologies; and enhancing cybersecurity policy.

“We’re getting behind Victoria’s cybersecurity industry to put people first, put high skilled Victorians to work and boost our economy,” added Premier of Victoria Daniel Andrews.

“Our cyber security industry is growing at a phenomenal rate, with our companies outnumbering every other state – and partnering with another world leader will be invaluable to the local industry.”

The MOU also facilitates the sharing of in-market investment and trade resources pertaining to the cybersecurity sector.

Governor McAuliffe and Premier Andrews signed the MOU during a meeting in Melbourne.

The Governor is leading a 10-day trade and marketing mission to the Pacific Rim, visiting Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Australia to encourage new investment in the Commonwealth and promote Virginia’s exports.