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NCAE-C Grants University of Alabama in Huntsville Cyber Research Excellence Designation

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NCAE-C Grants University of Alabama in Huntsville Cyber Research Excellence Designation

The National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity has designated the University of Alabama in Huntsville as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Research for the second time.

Tommy Morris, director of the university’s Center for Cybersecurity Research and Education, said that the designation allows the institution to be at the cutting edge of cybersecurity, contributing to solving hard cybersecurity problems.

Managed by the NSA and other federal partners, the designation is granted to Department of Defense schools, military academies offering Ph.D. courses and regionally accredited, degree-granting four-year institutions, the UAH said.

Renae Weathers, national CAE program manager at NSA, said the designation came as UAH has proven its potential to contribute to protecting the National Information Infrastructure.

The NCAE-C has been partnering with educational institutions to accomplish several objectives, including establishing standards for cybersecurity curriculum and academic excellence.

St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas, is another institution granted a similar designation. In March 2022, the NSA granted the university the National Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense designation after the university demonstrated the capability to advance cybersecurity.

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