CAE News

Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) Designation Ceremony at the NICE Conference & Expo November 1-2, 2016 in Kansas City, MO. From left to right: Diane M. Janosek, Deputy Commandant, National Cryptologic School, National Security Agency; Corrinne Sande, C5 Co-PI in charge of the CAE2Y Mentor Program; Vickie McLain, Computer Information Systems faculty member at Lake Superior College; Stephen Miller, Associate Professor/Director Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at Eastern New Mexico University—Ruidoso and C5 mentor; Daniel Stein, Cybersecurity Education and Awareness Branch, Department of Homeland Security.

From left to right: Diane M. Janosek, Deputy Commandant, National Cryptologic School, National Security Agency; Corrinne Sande, C5 Co-PI in charge of the CAE2Y Mentor Program; Vickie McLain, Computer Information Systems faculty member at Lake Superior College; Stephen Miller, Associate Professor/Director Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at Eastern New Mexico University—Ruidoso and C5 mentor; Daniel Stein, Cybersecurity Education and Awareness Branch, Department of Homeland Security.

 

Eight new institutions designated to NSA/DHS National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense

C5 congratulates the eight institutions of higher education that were awarded the designation National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE) on November 2, 2016 at the NICE Conference and Expo in Kansas City, Missouri.

Among the recipients were Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood, Colorado; Lake Superior College in Duluth, Minnesota; Clark State Community College in Springfield, Ohio; and Middle George State University in Macon, Georgia. All four received guidance or support for their CAE application from C5. 

The remaining four recipients were Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univerity, Augusta University, Florida International University, and the University of Delaware. 

Through the President’s Cybersecurity National Action Plan, the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity Program is charged to raise the level of cybersecurity capabilities across the nation. The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) partner with academic institutions to enhance cybersecurity education nationwide and to develop the next generation of cybersecurity experts.

With support from the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) at the National Institute for Standards and Technology, these institutions were recognized during the NICE 2016 Conference, with presentations by Diane M. Janosek, Deputy Commandant of the National Cryptologic School/National Security Agency, and Daniel Stein, Cybersecurity Education and Awareness Branch/Department of Homeland Security.