NSA Awards $6 Million for Cybersecurity Workforce Development

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The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have awarded a nearly $6 million Cybersecurity Workforce Development grant to a coalition of universities and community colleges including UNC Charlotte. The two-year grant will allow coalition members to collaboratively develop an artificial intelligence and cybersecurity certification-based national training program for more than 425 transitioning military, first responders, and other adult trainees. The coalition is led by Purdue University Northwest. Members include: UNC Charlotte, Ivy Tech Community College, and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. UNC Charlotte’s effort is led by CyberDNA center faculty Fareena Saqib.