This institutional award is established by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with the support of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and CyberWatch. Community colleges that have established a robust information assurance program, and have successfully mapped their security courses to two of the Committee on National Security Systems training standards, CNSS 4011 and one other, are now eligible to apply for the coveted status of CAE/2Y.
The goal of the CAE/2Y (Two-Year) Education program is to proactively increase our understanding of robust Information Assurance (IA) and Cyber Defense (CD) technology, policy and practices that will enable our Nation to effectively prevent and respond to a catastrophic cyber event. This program will contribute significantly to the advancement of state-of-the-art IA/CD knowledge and practice.
Cosumnes River College applied on January 13, 2016 and is waiting to hear back on the status of its application.