Inside the NSA’s plan to lure cyber talent
Article originally written by Andrew Eversden, summarized by CSRA Fort Gordon Alliance
The NSA has spent the last 20 years cultivating an interwoven network of universities and community colleges across the country capable of educating students in rigorous cybersecurity programs that are tailored to the needs of the agency.
The partner institutions — called Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) — have grown from seven institutions in five states to 312 across 48 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, adding the Department of Homeland Security as a partner in 2004.
Institutions of higher education can receive the CAE designation in three different areas: cyber defense, cyber defense research and cyber operations.