To strengthen its presence and extend support in the local community, Millennium Corporation has planned to establish a regional Wichita Office. Millennium Corporation is recognized as a cybersecurity company and defense contractor for the Department of Defense (DoD) and other federal agencies, including McConnell’s 177th Squadron “Red Team.”
“Through this new office, we are extending the high-end, high-caliber cybersecurity personnel and support we provide our military clients to new corporate partners,” said Matthew Hulse, Director, Cybersecurity and Solutions at Millennium Corporation. “We have been honored to work with the 177th Red Team of the 184th Wing of the Kansas Air National Guard at McConnell Air Force Base for years. We look forward to helping the broader Wichita community navigate the increasingly complex world of cybersecurity, in both compliance and technical security.”
Currently headquartered in Washington, DC area, Millennium Corporation operates in 21 states with satellite offices in Huntsville, Alabama, and Charleston, South Carolina. The company is temporarily located in the shared co-working space and has plans to find a permanent office space to expand its Wichita footprint, said Hulse.
Hulse also mentioned that the Greater Wichita Partnership helps build a strong business case and connections for the Wichita region.
“We know the cybersecurity talent in this region has the skillsets necessary to serve as our Midwest base of operations, which we believe will significantly grow,” Hulse added.
Greater Wichita’s aerospace industry has a high demand for cybersecurity. Every company with Department of Defense contracts must meet the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) criteria to provide a unified standard for applying cybersecurity across all defense subcontractors.
“As a thought leader in the cyberspace and security industry, Millennium is a welcome addition to Wichita’s growing cybersecurity community,” said US Senator Jerry Moran. “Regional businesses continue to be reliable and growing partners for our military through Department of Defense contracts, and with Millennium’s expertise and credentials, it will be a great asset in providing cybersecurity services for our nation.”
Cybersecurity and IT Systems and Support industries are identified as targets for growth in the Regional Growth Plan. The plan largely envisions to grow Greater Wichita’s economy, expand existing industries, and attract new businesses. This is the second announcement on cybersecurity within two weeks.
“Millennium’s new regional office is another critical win and demonstrates the strength our cybersecurity assets in the Wichita region,” said Adrienne Korson, Director of Economic Development for the Greater Wichita Partnership. “The expertise of our existing cybersecurity talent and national recognition of the 184th Wing at McConnell Air Force Base and our educational partners, combined with our competitive cost environment, is attracting attention.”
Millennium’s new office has also made further provisions to retain and grow cybersecurity talent, including some for 177th Red Team and Kansas Air National Guard members as they complete their service.
Millennium Corporation has made continuous efforts to develop a talent pipeline for information technology professionals. The talent pipeline includes support to Wichita State University’s National Cyber League team, providing sponsorship for the local OzSec security conference, and participation in Pathfinder internships, where Senator Moran was majorly instrumental in securing funding.