The National Security Agency's (NSA) National Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Operations Program supports the President's National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE): Building a Digital Nation and furthers the goal to broaden the pool of skilled workers capable of supporting a cyber-secure nation.
The CAE-Cyber Operations program is intended to be a deeply technical, inter-disciplinary, higher education program firmly grounded in the computer science (CS), computer engineering (CE), and/or electrical engineering (EE) disciplines, with extensive opportunities for hands-on applications via labs/exercises.
The CAE-Cyber Operations program complements the existing Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) programs, providing a particular emphasis on technologies and techniques related to specialized cyber operations (e.g., collection, exploitation, and response), to enhance the national security posture of our Nation. These technologies and techniques are critical to intelligence, military and law enforcement organizations authorized to perform these specialized operations.
For information on the Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense, please visit National Centers of Academic Excellence - Cyber Defense.