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WHY WE ENGAGE ACADEMIA

U.S. Cyber Command collaborates with Academia to:

  • Engage the future workforce - by creating a more diverse, robust and accessible pool of qualified cyber professionals for military and civilian work roles within the Cyber Mission Force.
  • Increase cyber applied research and innovation - with cutting-edge research to better understand technical and non-technical (policy, law, threat trends) options, problems, solutions, and innovation opportunities.
  • Expand cyber-focused analytic partnerships - through exchanges and directed research to foster unique competencies, capacities, and expertise that will provide insight into adversaries cyberspace activities
  • Enrich strategic cyber dialogue - by informing academic institutions of the command’s roles, authorities, key issues and responsibilities in National security and cyber operations. 

 

HOW MEMBERS WILL BENEFIT FROM THE ACADEMIC ENGAGEMENT NETWORK

Academic institutions that have joined USCYBERCOM’s Academic Engagement Network will:

  • Receive communications about changes in the cyberspace domain that may impact their students, programs, research, and partnerships
  • Receive invitations to exclusive webinars about USCYBERCOM’s most pressing technical and non-technical problems, as well as how to benefit from key DoD programs that impact cyberspace (e.g. University Consortium for Cybersecurity)
  • Gain access to guest lecturers from USCYBERCOM on cyberspace strategy, policy, law, innovation, and workforce issues

Check out our articles about the Academic Engagement Strategy and Academic Engagement Network.

WHAT'S NEEDED TO ENGAGE

Academic institutions seeking to partner with USCYBERCOM must:

  • Be a two-year, four-year, or post-graduate degree institution with programs that align with the study and work in cyber.
    • Computer-related arts, sciences, and certifications (information systems, cybersecurity, digital forensics, robotics, mathematics, physics, video gaming, virtual/augmented reality, Certified Information Systems Security Professional)
    • Cyber-related engineering (civil, electrical, computer, computer hardware, telecommunications)
    • Cyber-related law (computer, patent)
    • Intelligence-related arts and sciences (analysis, business, and financial intelligence, international relations, political sciences)
    • Applied analytics-related sciences (big data analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence)
    • Information-environment related arts and sciences (psychology, media analysis, journalism, social media analysis, marketing)
    • Process-related arts, sciences, and certifications (Project Management Professional, Lean Six Sigma, systems engineer, IT requirements, and process assessment)
  • Be regionally-accredited by an organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)