Agencies team on security ed

The Homeland Security Department and the National Science Foundation will sponsor and expand the NSF Federal Cyber Service: Scholarship for Service program.

The program seeks to increase the number of computer security professionals by funding two-year college scholarships in information assurance and computer security. Upon graduation, scholarship recipients would be required to work for a federal agency for two years.

DHS and the National Security Agency are also partnering to increase the number of universities designated as National Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education.

The program, previously sponsored solely by NSA, has designated 50 universities in 26 states as centers of excellence. Designated universities can apply for scholarships and grants through the federal and Defense Department information assurance scholarship programs.

Amit Yoran, director of the National Cyber Security Division at DHS, said the two agencies hope to designate at least one university in each of the 50 states.

"This will enable critical institutional support for cybersecurity expertise to state and local governments as well as to corporate America," Yoran said.

 

Reader Comments

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

What is your e-mail address?

My e-mail address is:

Do you have a password?

Forgot your password? Click here
close

Trending

  • Dive into our Contract Award database

    In an exclusive for WT Insider members, we are collecting all of the contract awards we cover into a database that you can sort by contractor, agency, value and other parameters. You can also download it into a spreadsheet. Our databases track awards back to 2013. Read More

  • Navigating the trends and issues of 2016 Nick Wakeman

    In our latest WT Insider Report, we pull together our best advice, insights and reporting on the trends and issues that will shape the market in 2016 and beyond. Read More

contracts DB

Washington Technology Daily

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.