U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy in September 2014 at the designation of the NU Sullivan Museum and History Center as a Smithsonian Affiliate. (Photo by Mark Collier.)

Northfield, Vt. - Norwich University and Sen. Patrick Leahy to announce major funding to advance cybersecurity programs

WHO: Norwich University officials and Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.)

WHAT: Announcing three grant initiatives all related to cybersecurity:

  • Army Energy Resilience contract: $499K: Norwich University Applied Research Institutes (NUARI) and Norwich’s Center for Global Resilience and Security (CGRS) will work with U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) and Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) to develop an energy-resilience research track to include issues of cybersecurity.
  • Reserve Forces Scholarship Program: $905K: To fund education of National Guard and Reserve Forces through Norwich’s College of Continuing and Graduate Studies (CGCS) online programs in response and recovery of cybersecurity issues.
  • DECIDE Energy Contract $5.9M funded by the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology and supported by the United States Air Force: To expand development of this simulation-based cyber exercise tool originally developed by NUARI for the financial sector into the energy sector.

WHERE: Norwich University’s Mack Hall Buczko Cyber War Room, Northfield, Vermont.

WHEN: 11 a.m. Thursday, March 21

WHY: To continue federal investment in cybersecurity education from equipping the military with the necessary skills (CGCS) to advancing the research into energy-resilient communities through both research (CGRS) and testing (NUARI’s DECIDE tool).


Cybersecurity Education at Norwich



Norwich University Applied Research Institutes (NUARI) was federally chartered under legislation sponsored by Sen. Patrick Leahy in 2002 and is funded in part through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Defense. NUARI has a national center to address cyber incident management challenges through research, training programs and technology development and has been a global leader for more than a decade in developing cyber war gaming, distributed learning technology, distributed simulation technology, critical infrastructure exercises, and cyber security curriculum.


About CGRS

A Norwich University Center of Excellence, the Center for Global Resilience and Security brings Norwich University’s unique strengths in leadership, security, experiential education, and perseverance to resilient community building. Our work centers on human resilience.


About Norwich University

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation's six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). 

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