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The National CyberWatch Center Holds Kickoff Event to Celebrate the Programís Dramatic Growth

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Monday, December 9th 2013
| Largo, MD
Read More About: cybersecurity, education, training


The National CyberWatch Center Holds Kickoff Event to Celebrate the Programís Dramatic Growth

Headquartered on the Largo campus of Prince George’s Community College, the National CyberWatch Center is focused on leading and supporting collaborative efforts to advance cybersecurity education and strengthen the national cybersecurity workforce. The 120-member cybersecurity consortium, which is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), along with a distinguished list of industry and government partners, will celebrate its unprecedented expansion into a prestigious national program on Thursday, December 12, 2013 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) building, Room 110. 

“The National CyberWatch Center program is on the leading edge both technologically and academically,” said Dr. Charlene Dukes, president of Prince George’s Community College. “Students across our nation are being positioned for highly advanced career paths to which many are not privy. It’s inspiring and exciting to stand among those moving our educational institutions and national security forward.”

“The CyberWatch Center’s Cybersecurity Education Solutions for the Nation project continues to help provide solutions to national cybersecurity educational challenges by leveraging its extensive network of academic institutions, government entities, and private industry partners,” said Casey W. O’Brien, Director of the National CyberWatch Center. “The kickoff event allows us to come together and celebrate the great work being done and embrace the challenges ahead,” he added. For additional information about the National CyberWatch Center kickoff event or its programs, please contact Casey O’Brien at cobrien@cyberwatchcenter.org.

The National CyberWatch Center is a National Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Center, headquartered at Prince George’s Community College and funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The National CyberWatch Center’s mission is to lead and support collaborative efforts to advance cybersecurity education and strengthen the national cybersecurity workforce. The National CyberWatch Center goals are focused on security-related education at all levels, from elementary through graduate school, but especially the community college level, and include curriculum development, faculty professional development, student development, career pathways, and public awareness.

Prince George’s Community College is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Two-year Education designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security (2010-2015). Established in 1958, Prince George’s Community College provides transfer and career programs that help students transfer to four-year colleges and universities and prepare them for the workforce. Each year, 40,000 students take part in more than 200 academic programs and workforce development and continuing education courses. Located in Largo, Maryland, Prince George’s Community College has additional sites at Joint Base Andrews, University Town Center in Hyattsville, Laurel College Center, Skilled Trades Center in Camp Springs, and Westphalia Training Center in Upper Marlboro. For more information, visit the college website at www.pgcc.edu.

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