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Montgomery College Awarded $15 Million U.S. Dept. of Labor Grant PDF Print E-mail

Award Will Fund Cyber Technology Career Pathways Project at 14 Maryland Community Colleges

Montgomery College will receive a nearly $15 million federal grant award from the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration job training programs, the White House announced Monday. A total of 14 community colleges in Maryland will benefit from the $14,957,899 in funding to support job-driven training programs. Montgomery College will receive $5,371,743 to lead the consortium of colleges focused on training in the cyber-security economic sector, information technology, professional, scientific and technical and educational services industries.

Today, Vice President Biden, Secretary Thomas E. Perez, and Secretary Arne Duncan announced the winners of $450 million in job-driven training grants going to nearly 270 community colleges across the country. The funding is part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) competitive grant program, which is co-administered by the Department of Labor and Department of Education.

Read the entire article here.


2014 National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) PDF Print E-mail

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Faculty Travel Opportunity to 2014 NICE Conference and Expo PDF Print E-mail

National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE)

5th Annual Cybersecurity Education Conference  

November 5/6, 2014  at the  Sheraton Columbia Town Center Hotel in Columbia MD  


Contingent on funding from the National Science Foundation, the National CyberWatch Center will pay travel expenses for selected

faculty from the national academic community to attend the 2014 NICE Conference and Expo. Preference will be given to faculty who do not currently have grant support to attend cybersecurity conferences such as this. 

The 5th Annual NICE conference promises to be highly informative - you will be able to see the Agenda on the NICE website.  In addition to receiving valuable information, participants will have an outstanding opportunity to network and talk to professionals in government, professional associations and industry.

Please pay attention to the note at the bottom of the Travel Application Form with directions how to proceed.  


Travel Application Form Link

Senator Mikulski, Governor O'Malley Launch Maryland Cybersecurity Roundtable PDF Print E-mail

Issued by the Office of the Governor of the State of Maryland, May 30, 2014

Published in the National Journal


ANNAPOLIS, MD - U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski and Governor Martin O'Malley today launched the Maryland Cybersecurity Roundtable. The Maryland Cybersecurity Roundtable is another step in Maryland officials' coordinated efforts to foster growth and create jobs by expanding the burgeoning cybersecurity industry in Maryland.

"Maryland is the epicenter for cybersecurity," Senator Mikulski said. "Our elite and indispensable Federal agencies, talented universities and colleges, and vibrant and growing private sector are working together to build a safer nation and a stronger economy with jobs that will never leave Maryland. This roundtable is a team effort to identify and solve the common challenges facing Maryland's cyber businesses and cyber warriors as they protect national security, trade secrets, and our personal identities. The goal is for Maryland to sell its cybersolutions not just around the beltway but also around the world."

Read entire article here: http://www.nationaljournal.com/library/160959

Cyber Competition: Bigger Than the Final Four? PDF Print E-mail

American News Report March 31, 2014 ~ Excellent article about the MACCDC


While much of the country focuses its attention on college basketball and the Final Four, others were paying attention to another collegiate competition: The 2014 National CyberWatch Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (MACCDC) at Johns Hopkins.

No disrespect to basketball fans, but the MACCDC might be a more important event. Our nation has plenty of basketball players, what we need are more cyber warriors.


Read the entire article here: http://americannewsreport.com/cyber-competition-bigger-than-the-final-four-8820583

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