United States Cyber Command Academic Engagement Network is excited to announce the 3rd annual Faculty Workshop, a unique opportunity for educators, researchers, students, public and private sectors in the cybersecurity community, to engage with peers, share expertise, and learn from others in the field, enriching knowledge and fostering connections crucial for professional growth. This two-day hybrid event will be held at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law located in Baltimore, MD 6-7 August from 0900 to 1600.

The Faculty Workshop e-invitation can be viewed by clicking the link below or copying and pasting the address into your web browser.

Office of Academic Engagement 3rd Annual Faculty Workshop (afit.edu)

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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. 



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.


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)
  • In addition to having programs that align with the study and work in cyber, as defined above, institutions should be accredited by an Institutional accrediting agency or Programmatic accrediting agency as defined in 34 C.F.R. 602.  Furthermore, academic institutions must be based in the United States and its Territories. Foreign institutions that have established branch campuses located in the United States or that offer distance education-based programs which serve U.S. students are not eligible for membership.