The National Security Agency (NSA), along with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has designated Texas A&M University as a National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Operations, making it one of only a handful of academic institutions in the United States to hold three NSA distinctions. Texas A&M is already designated as CAE – Four-Year Baccalaureate/Graduate Education (CAE-CDE) and CAE – Research (CAE-R). The newest designation certificates will be presented during an awards ceremony at the 9th Annual National Cyber Summit on June 7.
Associate Vice Chancellor and Engineering Professor of Practice Stephen A. Cambone, Ph.D. has been appointed to lead the system-wide cybersecurity initiative. Cambone is the former U.S. Department of Defense Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence and founder of Adirondack Advisors, LLC.
The Cybersecurity of Critical Infrastructure Summit had a successful inaugural event last week on the Texas A&M University campus. The summit brought together experts from government, private industry and academia to debate and share ideas about protecting the United States from growing cybersecurity threats around the world.
The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s (TEES) Smart Grid Center has received a new grant from the Department of Energy (DOE) that will further the center’s mission to strengthen and protect the nation’s power grid.
With more devices connected to the internet, homes have become smarter. It’s possible for a refrigerator to send shopping reminders, and to control the lights or thermostat while away from home. But as the things around us become smarter, there is a growing need to ensure that they also become safer.
Two Texas A&M University students in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Ryan Vrecenar and Zach Varnadore, completed all four tiers of the third annual National Security Agency 2015 Codebreaker challenge – an impressive feat very few have accomplished.
The ability to gather and analyze large and complex data sets is driving progress in many disciplines. In an effort to increase the level of activity in Big Data research at Texas A&M University, the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), in partnership with the Texas A&M Division of Research, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), has awarded nearly $350,000 in seed grant funding to seven interdisciplinary research teams for Big Data.