Sunday, September 2, 2012

Looking for Cyber Ops Academic and IA Opportunities

NSA (National Security Agency) provides a list of four new National Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Operations for academic years 2012 - 2017:

Dakota State University, South Dakota
Naval Postgraduate School, California
     Military and DoD Civilians Graduate Certificate Program
     U.S. Civilians Scholarship for Service Program
Northeastern University, Massachusetts MA and PhD in IA
University of Tulsa, Oklahoma Cyber Corps

The CAE-Cyber Operations Program is intended to identify institutions offering a curriculum that is deeply technical, interdisciplinary, and firmly grounded in computer science, computer engineering and/or electrical engineering, with extensive opportunities for hands-on applications via labs/exercises. The CAE-Cyber Operations Program complements NSA's existing CAEs in Information Assurance Education and Research Programs, and provides a particular emphasis on technologies and techniques related to specialized cyber operations (e.g., collection, exploitation, and response) to enhance the security posture of our nation. 

National Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Operations Program. Applications accepted from 4-year colleges and graduate-level universities annually by 15 January each year. Application timeline for CAE applications in Cyber Operations.

CAE-Cyber Ops Timeline
Application Submission: NLT 11:59pm 15 January
Review of Applications: 15 January - 29 February
Notification to Applicants: 1 March
Curriculum Review Visits: March - April
Final Determinations: 15 May
CISSE/Certificate Presentation: mid-June

National Centers of Excellence in Information Assurance (IA) programs by state
High School Work Study Programs
Comments, recommendations, +1s, and reaction box checks are appreciated.

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