“The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) jointly sponsor the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) program. The goal of the program is to reduce vulnerability in our national information infrastructure by promoting higher education and research in cyber defense and producing professionals with cyber defense expertise for the Nation.” (https://www.nsa.gov/academia/ncae-cd/index.shtml) Students attending these schools are eligible to apply for special scholarships and grants.
Center of Academic Excellence
Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education for 2-year Colleges
The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated Thomas Nelson as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education for two-year institutions. This certification is valid for the academic years 2017 – 2022.