Military Colleges Aim to Develop Cyber Programs

In an effort to address growing concerns over the looming skills gap, leading military colleges and universities in the US have moved to establish cyber institutes. Among the senior military colleges (SMCs) are The Citadel, the University of North Georgia, Norwich University, Texas A&M, Virginia Military Institute and Virginia Tech, according to Citadel Today.

The Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which has been tabled for the fall, attempts to “authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2019 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.” Congressional leaders are hoping to include within that act an amendment that authorizes the Secretary of Defense to establish cyber institutes at SMCs.

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