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Prince George's Wins NSF Grant To Spread Security Education in Community Colleges

Prince George's Community College in Largo, MD has received a continuation of National Science Foundation funding to continue expanding its cybersecurity outreach and develop faculty capabilities. The new four-year, multi-million-dollar grant will allow the National CyberWatch Center, headquartered at the college, to promote cybersecurity education at community colleges nationally.

Prince George's is the lead institution for the center, a collaboration of 95 colleges and universities to strengthen the national cybersecurity workforce. The center develops curriculum, does faculty and student development, and performs outreach to other schools as part of its mission to increase the quantity and quality of information assurance professionals.

The college, which has multiple locations in Maryland, is recognized by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security as a center of academic excellence. The goal of that credential is to recognize an institution's on-going commitment to promoting higher education and research in information assurance disciplines.

"The award is a testament to the hard work and accomplishments of the CyberWatch team at Prince George's Community College," said college President Charlene Dukes. "The grant extends the CyberWatch Center's scope and prominence and serves as validation of the great work already done."

About the Author

Dian Schaffhauser is a former senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning.

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