Naval Acad­emy breaks ground on Hop­per Hall

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The Naval Acad­emy broke ground on its new cy­ber­se­cu­rity build­ing Fri­day, likely the last time a ma­jor aca­demic struc­ture will go up on the Yard. The build­ing will be named af­ter Rear Adm. Grace Hop­per, a Navy of­fi­cer who pi­o­neered in com­put­ing. This will be the first build­ing named af­ter a woman at any of the na­tion’s three ma­jor ser­vice acad­e­mies. The 300 peo­ple at­tend­ing the cer­e­mony in­cluded U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikul­ski and Reps. John Sar­banes and C.A. Dutch Rup­pers­berger. Since con­struc­tion won’t ac­tu­ally be­gin for sev­eral more months, the acad­emy of­fi­cials and politi­cians capped off the event by dig­ging dirt with gold shov­els out of a trough. Hop­per Hall will be a sig­nif­i­cant step in stream­lin­ing the acad­emy’s cy­bere­d­u­ca­tion pro­gram, as well as of­fer­ing state-of-the-art ed­u­ca­tion, Vice Adm. Ted Carter, the acad­emy’s su­per­in­ten­dent, said at the cer­e­mony.

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