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NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, MARYLAND 20755-6000
NSA PRESS RELEASE
NSA Announces the Designation of Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education
The National Security Agency (NSA) has designated the following universities as Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education for academic years 2001 through 2004. They join the list of fourteen universities across the country to be awarded this distinction. The newly designated Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education are:
Universities are being notified this week and will be formally recognized during a presentation at the Fifth Annual Conference of the National Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education, on May 23, 2001, at 9:30 a.m. This year's conference will be hosted by one of the first Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education, George Mason University, at their Fairfax, Virginia campus.
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More information on this program follows:
Universities receiving this distinction are eligible to apply for the competitive Scholarship for Service (SFS) Program announced in the President's National Plan for Information Systems Protection, January 2000 (http://www.ciao.gov/education/index.html). Under the SFS Program, administered by the National Science Foundation (http://www.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/getpub?nsf0111), the government pays for the last two years of graduate or undergraduate studies meeting established information assurance standards, in return for a predetermined student commitment to federal government service. A similar Department of Defense (DoD) Information Assurance Scholarship Program was recently initiated. This program, which also draws on the Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education, is sponsored by the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence and is offered in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 112, Title 10, United States Code, as amended by Public Law 106-398, The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001. The DoD program is intended to increase the number of qualified students entering the field of information assurance to meet DoD's increasing dependence on information technology for war fighting and the security of its information infrastructure.
Information on Colloquium:
Information on the Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education Program:
Historical Document | Date Posted: Jan 15, 2009