Proceedings: Computer Engineering and Applied Computing
The National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in response to an unmet workforce need for cybersecurity program graduates, jointly sponsor a program by which a post-secondary education institution may achieve recognition as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense (CAE IA/CD). The program identifies standards, criteria, and an evaluation process. Many individual institutions have achieved recognition. The University of Maine System, composed of seven universities, is the first multi-university entity to achieve the CAE IA/CD recognition. The purpose of this paper is to share the key challenges, opportunities, and experiences that contributed to this achievement, and offer recommendations.
Murphy, Julien PhD; Albert, R.T.; Bennett, C.; Briggs, David PhD; Ebben, Maureen PhD; Felch, H.; Kokoska, D.; Lovewell, L.; MacDonald, C.; Markowsky, G.; Markowsky, L.; Sihler, Edward; and Wilson, G., "Experiences with Establishment of a Multi-University Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense" (2015). Faculty Publications. 24.