Sinclair Designated National Center of Excellence

Designation Positions Sinclair as a Regional Leader in Information Assurance Education

Sinclair College recently received notification from the National Security Agency (NSA) that the college has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance (IA) 2-Year Education. The college will receive the official certificate in June at the Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (CISSE).

The NSA and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) jointly sponsor the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance. The goal of the program is to reduce the vulnerability of our national information infrastructure by promoting higher education and research in IA and producing a growing number of professionals with IA expertise in various disciplines.

"Being designated as a Center of Excellence by the NSA is a sign that Sinclair is aligned to the needs of the Dayton region," said Sinclair President Steve Johnson. "Meeting the needs of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the defense community surrounding it is a major undertaking. Those industries will require a strong and well trained workforce, and this designation shows that Sinclair can help fill that need. We look forward to continuing to work with the regional economic development team and to collaborate to fill more training and education needs."

The NSA and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) jointly sponsor the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance. The goal of the program is to reduce the vulnerability in our national information infrastructure by promoting higher education and research in IA and producing a growing number of professionals with IA expertise in various disciplines.

The benefits of the program include:

  • Affirmation that the curriculum aligns with the standards of the NSA
  • Formal recognition from the U.S. government as a National Center
  • Prestige and publicity associated with our role in securing the nation's information systems
  • Potential scholarships and grants for students from the Department of Defense and Cyber Service program
  • Ability to leverage National Center expertise into additional grant funding

 

Contact: Adam Murka
P: 937-512-2947
C: 937-321-5400
adam.murka@sinclair.edu