Norwich University receives two-year $5M grant from the National Center of Academic Excellence – Cybersecurity (NCAE-C)

By NU Office of Communications

Norwich University was awarded a two-year $5M grant from the National Center of Academic Excellence – Cybersecurity (NCAE-C), housed in the National Security Agency.

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Norwich was designated the lead institution to manage a coalition of nine institutions of higher learning to develop the NCAE-C Careers Preparation National Center (CPNC). The Norwich-led CPNC will build on prior and identify new NCAE-C efforts to foster the development of college students with the knowledge, skills, and competencies required for government and industry employment. The CPNC team will address federal, state, and local government and industry requirements and student professional development (communication, critical thinking, and collaboration) to better prepare NCAE-C cybersecurity students for today’s and tomorrow’s work roles.

As the lead institution, Norwich University will execute $982,000 over the next two years. The CPNC team will continue to develop and oversee regional exercises, implement competency integration into NCAE-C validated programs of study, develop a competency statement e-library, and will continue the measurement of competency development tools and competition competencies. The CPNC will actively collaborate with the CAE Community National Center, NCAE-C Education Pathway National Center, and NCAE-C Candidates and Peer Review National Centers.

The program office at Norwich, led by Dr. Sharon R. Hamilton, Associate Vice-President of Strategic Partnerships, will guide the governance, process, and infrastructure to develop and promote collaboration and joint engagement across the CPNC coalition, NCAE-C National Centers, and our critical government and industry Partners.

“We are excited to build on and expand our cybersecurity Competency Development and Documentation efforts. The CPNC team consists of the highest quality two- and four-year institutions and educational professionals experienced in competency development, cooperative education, student professional, academic credit agreements, competency e-libraries, and careers matching tools and databases."

"We are eager to identify opportunities to link the CPNC efforts with our NCAE-C Norwich Cyber Institute grant and other initiatives to further benefit students, faculty, and the cybersecurity workforce,” says Dr. Sharon R. Hamilton (Colonel, Retired, U.S. Army).

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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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