The National Security Agency (NSA) announced Tuesday at a Washington, D.C. press conference that Rose State College’s Cyber Security program was selected as a “National Center of Excellence” and will receive grants in conjunction with the award.
Rose State’s is the only cyber security program in the country at a community college that certifies all levels of security according to federal standards.
“Your ability to meet the increasing demands of the program criteria will serve the nation well in contributing to the protection of the National Information Infrastructure,” said Richard M. George, National Security Agency Information Assurance Technical Director in a letter announcing the award.
Rose State President Terry Britton and Cyber Security professor Ken Dewey accepted the award June 8th at LOCATION . Britton said the premier program at Rose State is a commitment by the college to remain on the cutting edge of national security education.
According to the NSA, the award allows for funding the program at Rose State through 2015, as part of a program begun in 2003 during the Bush administration.
Many cyber security students are trained at Rose each year, going on to work for private companies and for the NSA, Department of Defense, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and other security organizations.
Posted on Mon, June 7, 2010
by Ben Fenwick