Cyber Security Analyst Academy, Fairfax DARS Office, Thursday, 11. July 2019

Try Your Hand at Solving the Puzzle!
Enjoy a Day in the Life of an Analyst!
Ready to serve as a Cyber Analyst to keep our country safe? Like to problem solve and put pieces of information together? If your answer is yes, then join us for a day of fun at either or both of our Cyber Academies! Each academy will have a new and different problem to solve!
July 11, 2019
Attend at the DARS Fairfax Office from 8:45 am - 3:30 pm
How does Cyber Academy work? Each Student serves as a Homeland Security Analyst would, sorting through information to determine threats towards the USA. Students are given a scenario about an incident that took place, and updates with information that may be related to the incident. Updates will include distribution of a large quantity of information to analysts, some in paper format and some electronically, that they must split up between their team. Students work through the information, share it with teammates, and look for important details and connections. Teams work together to solve the problem. At the end of the scenario, each team presents a briefing with who they think caused the incident, why they did it, and what the US response should be.
Tuition is being sponsored by DBVI and DARS for students accepted into the academies.   The classroom day is from 8:45am- 3:30pm. Students may arrive as early as 8:30am. Please see additional information below on what to bring.
Who can attend Cyber Analyst Academy?

Students with disabilities who receive services or are eligible to receive services from DARS and DBVI
High school students this year (2018-2019 school year) for the April academy, and/or a high school student next year (2019-2020) for the July academy
VR youth who are recent grads this school year and off the wait list
Will participate in a program that is group structured
Will work with a team mate when needed
Has transportation to and from the academy

Does this sound like you? Ready for a fun learning experience? Ask for an application from your RC and return it to
All documents should be signed and returned to who is the academy facilitator. Your counselor should be copied on the email when you send your application. Please do not take pictures of the application. Please mail, scan and email or return to your RC so they may scan and return to me. Questions, please email Shawn Zimmerman at or call: 703.277.3521

Space is limited to 20 students, so please return your completed application as early as possible. Once received, your application will be reviewed, and we will contact you with next steps, and additional forms to sign including a photo release and a release of liability. If needed, we may have an interview with you and your parent/s, or request additional information. If we receive more than 12 applications, some applicants may be put on a wait list while we wait for confirmations. We will notify you and your counselor regarding your acceptance to the Academy.
Deadline for Application: June 10 for the July Academy.
Students will need to bring a bagged lunch and snacks for the day. Students must provide their own transportation to and from the Academy.
Questions: Please contact Shawn L. Zimmerman at
We are looking forward to having you join us for this wonderful opportunity! Hope to see you there!


Thursday, 11. July 2019, Fairfax DARS Office, Cyber Security Analyst Academy

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