NSF Awards PGCC $5 Million National Cybersecurity Grant - Southern Maryland Headline News

NSF Awards PGCC $5 Million National Cybersecurity Grant


Funding will promote cybersecurity education at community colleges nationally

LARGO, Md.— The National Science Foundation has awarded Prince George’s Community College a $5 million National Advanced Technological Education Center continuation grant for its National CyberWatch – Cybersecurity Education Solutions for the Nation project. Funding over the next four years will promote cybersecurity education at community colleges nationally.

“The award is a testament to the hard work and accomplishments of the CyberWatch team at Prince George’s Community College,” said Charlene M. Dukes, president of Prince George’s Community College. “The grant extends the CyberWatch Center's scope and prominence and serves as validation of the great work already done,” she added.

The grant will allow the National CyberWatch Center, headquartered at Prince George’s Community College, to build a culture of collaboration, grow program and faculty capabilities based on models of excellence and promote the cybersecurity profession nationally. In addition, it will help strengthen student aptitude and expand career pathways, as well as advance research in cybersecurity education across the country.

Prince George’s Community College is the lead institution for the National CyberWatch Center, a collaboration of 95 colleges and universities in 29 states and Washington, DC. The mission of the National CyberWatch Center is to advance cybersecurity education by leading collaborative efforts to strengthen the national cybersecurity workforce.

For more information on CyberWatch, visit http://www.cyberwatchcenter.org/ .

Source: Prince George’s Community College

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