Northern Virginia Community College has been named a Regional Resource Center by the National Security Agency.
The community college will serve as a central hub for institutions seeking to be designated as Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity and will work with the NSA to help train and manage faculty peer reviewers who assist in the designation process.
The Center for Academic Excellence designation recognizes schools that offer cutting-edge, innovative programs and excel in preparing students to become leaders in cybersecurity.
NVCC will provide professional and program development support to other institutions in the Central Eastern Region seeking to be designated as Centers for Academic Excellence. These states include Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Delaware, Maryland, Tennessee, and Washington, DC.
“Virginia is becoming a national leader in cybersecurity and much of that is attributed to the great work of our institutions of higher learning,” Virginia Secretary of Education Dietra Trent stated. “By being only one of six colleges nationwide designated as a Regional Resource Center, NOVA is helping the commonwealth build and sustain a 21st century workforce.”