2012.10.12 > For Immediate Release
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PKI to Host CEO of SAIC on Oct. 15
Omaha - A retired four-star Air Force General turned high technology CEO will visit the Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI) on Monday, Oct. 15, to both tour the facility and view a demonstration of modeling and simulation software capability created by PKI students. Members of the media are welcome attend the highly visual demonstration.
John Jumper, served as the Chief of Staff of the United State Air Force from 2001 to 2005. Earlier this year, he became the CEO of SAIC, Inc., (formerly Science Applications International Corporation) an American defense company headquartered in McLean, Virginia, that provides scientific, engineering, systems integration, and technical services and solutions. The company has a workforce of more than 40,000.
Two years ago, SAIC donated $100,000 to the Peter Kiewit Institute to jump start the computer modeling and simulation programs housed at PKI. PKI includes both the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s College of Information Science and Technology and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Engineering in Omaha. “I know that Gen. Jumper will be impressed when he sees what the students here in Omaha have put together,” said Mike McGinnis, director of PKI.
“The money that SAIC provided was put to good use, and what he will see is both visually immersive and visually impressive.”
The demonstration at PKI is set for 11:45 a.m. in room 335.
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