Senior Military Colleges Pursue Collective "National Cyber Institute"

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  1. glen

    glen 5-Year Member

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    Congrats to North Georgia University for initiating federal legislation to establish the Senior Military Colleges as a collective National Cyber Institute. Legislation has passed the US House and is being considered now by the US Senate as part of the Defense spending bill. This effort will help all SMCs as they develop their cyber security academic programs. The Citadel and several other SMCs are already designated by the NSA as "Centers of Excellence" in cyber security education, with cadets receiving scholarships and internships within the Defense establishment. Very timely effort - nice to see the SMCs collaborating with each other for mutual benefit. See article:
    https://today.citadel.edu/senior-mi...o-secure-collective-national-cyber-institute/
     
  2. ChoirDude

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    Norwich University recently awarded a $170,000 from NSA to host cyber security summer camps for high school students. My younger son applied and was informed last week that he was accepted. Glad the SMCs are developing strong cyber security programs and providing opportunities for students to learn about this field.
     
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    This is the third year for GenCyber at Norwich. This is the first year there's an advanced digital forensics camp added to the roster. After my son applied twice for GenCyber at Norwich and being told he was "overqualified" he finally gets to attend the advanced camp this summer!
     
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    Norwich has changed the Corps structure again, and all CSIA majors will be in The Same platoons, probably for their entire four years, and platoons will also be roommates, building an interesting team dynamic with built-in study partners. Talk about innovative teams, they're going to be able to finish each other's sentences. Haha

    I would love to see more CSIA majors commission and quickly. DS only has around 6-10 CSIA majors in the Corps for his class year.
     
  5. ChoirDude

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    My son will be attending the advanced camp also!
     
  6. JAGman

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    This is pretty neat to see. I was at the annual Senior Military College's Conference this past year (as a cadet leader) and this was one of the main topics of discussion among the Commandants, Superintendents, and Presidents present. I'm glad they were able to get some funding for it!
     
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    Awesome! Staying in VT until Arrival Day? DS is staying with a cadet family so he doesn't have to fly back and forth.
     
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    We arrive in Vermont on the 16th and will be leaving on the 19th.
     
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    DS completed Advanced GenCyber with ChoirDude's sibling and had a blast! The classes were all hands on, practical and fun. The professors love to talk and brain dump many applicable and fun stories. He had a cadet counselor that loves to PT at 0515. DS was the only volunteer. Lol

    The Advanced week deals more with cell phones, Bluetooth hacking, phone dumping and cloning, and how to use industry tool kits. Every student has 3 chances to certify using RTK, a mobile phone data and cracking industry standard tool. They take home a nexus phone to practice on. DS said his favorite activity was playing Clue using cell phone data to find Whodunit.

    2 thumbs up from us. Any kid wanting to learn more about cyber security should apply. Mine was rejected for two years because he was overqualified but they have advanced camp now for the smarties! The only cost was airfare.
     
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