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NSU Leads $25M Cybersecurity Effort

Photo courtesy of U.S. Dept of Energy/NNSA

NSU Leads 25M Grant

NSU Interim President andCEO Eddie N. Moore Jr. (seated third from the left) in Washington, D.C., at the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration as part of a roundtable discussion of new funding to strengthen the nation's cybersecurity expertise. Norfolk State University is the lead institution in a $25-million effort to educate, train and develop the nation’s next generation of cybersecurity professionals. The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration awarded the grant to the University as part of its efforts to expand and diversify the cybersecurity workforce, part of multi-pronged initiative advanced by President Barack Obama. The grant aims to foster partnerships between HBCUs, federal laboratories, and students interested in science, technology, engineering and math as early as kindergarten. NSU leads a 13-member consortium of the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Department of Energy National Laboratories, and the Charleston County School District in South Carolina. “This grant is a prime example of how Norfolk State University is forging onward as an institution,” said Interim President Eddie N. Moore Jr. “As the world becomes more dependent on technology and information is shared digitally, the threat of online hackers and data breaches are daily realities. Norfolk State is poised to provide the expertise in cybersecurity sought by many employers.” NSU and its partners will use the funds, which will be distributed over a five-year period, for training students and faculty; course development; research in cybersecurity fields; and expanding cybersecurity programs. Norfolk State University – An Equal Opportunity Employer Photo

Photo courtesy of U.S. Dept of Energy/NNSA