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With a grant from the National Science Foundation, Texas A&M University will lead a multi-institution network to promote cyber expertise among research universities, community colleges, minority-serving institutions and other organizations in the southwestern United States. The SWEETER (SouthWest Expertise in Expanding, Training, Education and Research) network will provide training and personnel to support and encourage collaboration across the invisible boundaries that often separate disciplines and institutions.
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar stopped by Texas A&M University to highlight the impact of Texas universities in the fight against cybercriminals. Texas A&M is designated as a Center for Academic Excellence in all three National Security Agency focus areas: cyber operations, cyber defense and research.
In March, the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station's (TEES) Center for Nuclear Security Science and Policy Initiatives, joined with the TEES Institute of Nuclear-Security and Cyber-Security Education and Research, the Bush School of Government and Public Service, and the Texas A&M University student chapter of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management to present a panel discussion on 21st Century Deterrence and the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review.
Texas A&M University was awarded a $4.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation CyberCorps Scholarships for Service (SFS) program, the Texas A&M Cybersecurity Center will administer the Cyber Leader-Scholars Program in partnership with Houston Community College.
During the recent science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) 4 Innovation Conference, Spark!, Texas A&M Engineering's education outreach program, launched their new mobile trailer designed to help Texas children get excited about STEM fields.
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.