National Center of Academic Excellence

National Center of Academic Excellence

NCAE Cyber Defense

NCAE in Cyber Defense Education

  Diane Barrett, director |

Department of Mathematics and Digital Sciences
Center for Information Assurance Studies
217 Benjamin Franklin Hall

Bloomsburg University's digital forensics program within the Department of Mathematical and Digital Sciences has been designated by the National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Information Assurance Education as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education through academic year 2021.

By receiving this designation, the digital forensics program has meet stringent criteria in regards to the curriculum, faculty, research and demonstrate an institution-wide commitment to information assurance practices and education.

Jointly sponsored by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security, CAE programs reduce vulnerability in our national information infrastructure by promoting higher education and research in information assurance by producing a growing number of professionals with information assurance expertise in various disciplines.

Designation is valid for five academic years, after which the school must successfully reapply in order to retain its CAE designation.

Students attending these designated CAE schools become eligible to apply for related scholarships and grants through the Department of Defense Information Assurance Scholarship Program and the Federal Cyber Service Scholarship for Service Program.

Nationally designated CAEs also receive formal recognition from the U.S. government, which provide various opportunities for recognition and publicity for their ongoing IA educational and research role in securing our nation's information systems infrastructures.