Northern Virginia Community College named Cybersecurity Resource Center
NOVA will now serve as a central hub for institutions seeking to be designated as Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity. NOVA will also 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.
“In today’s job market, it is imperative that we develop skillsets that enable our workforce to excel in a dynamic cyber field,” Governor Terry McAuliffe said.
“This designation is an excellent recognition of the innovative cybersecurity programs at NOVA and a signal to the world that Virginia is leading the way in preparing our students for successful careers in this critical sector.”
NOVA was first designated by the NSA in 2011 and was later named a Center of Academic Excellence among two-year colleges in 2013.
NOVA will now be providing 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 the District of Columbia. ■