National Science Foundation gives Whatcom $1.28M for cybersecurity

The National Science Foundation has awarded Whatcom Community College two cybersecurity grants totaling $1.28 million. The $930,000 “Expansion of the CyberWatch West Resource Center” grant builds on funding awarded to Whatcom in 2018 to establish a national resource center in cyber
security education.

The national resource center leverages Whatcom’s leadership since 2013 of the regional CyberWatch West center, which recently changed its name to the National Cybersecurity Training & Education Center (NCyTE). NSF also awarded Whatcom a $350,000 grant for NCyTE to organize and convene a national conference on the role of community colleges and future directions in cybersecurity education. The national conference will take place in Washington D.C. in June 2020.

Courtesy of the Whatcom Community College Office of Public Information.


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