BU named National Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense
BU's digital forensics and cyber security program has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) through the academic year 2027 by the National Security Agency (NSA). This marks the second time Bloomsburg University has earned this designation.
This recognition indicates BU's digital forensics program within the Department of Mathematical and Cyber Security has met stringent curriculum, faculty, and research criteria. It demonstrates an institution-wide commitment to information assurance practices and education.
Sponsored by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security, CAE programs promote higher education and research to increase the number of professionals with information assurance expertise and reduce U.S. infrastructure vulnerability.
"We are honored to again be recognized by the NSA as a National Center of Excellence," said BU President Bashar Hanna. "This noteworthy designation affirms that our program has once again demonstrated an institution-wide commitment to information assurance practices and cyber defense education. I am grateful to my faculty colleagues for their dedication to our students."
"A highly skilled cybersecurity workforce is a strategic national security advantage," said Karen Leuschner, National CAE Program Manager, NSA. "The United States government will continue to invest in and enhance programs that build the domestic talent pipeline, from primary through post-secondary education."
Students attending CAE schools are eligible to apply for scholarships and grants through the Department of Defense Information Assurance Scholarship Program and the Federal Cyber Service Scholarship for Service Program. Nationally designated CAEs also receive formal recognition from the U.S. government.
For more information on BU's program visit: http://www.bloomu.edu/academics/programs/digital-forensics-and-cybersecurity-bs