The University of New Orleans (UNO) has just confirmed that the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have once again designated the university as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research.
The certification will be valid through 2019, making UNO one of about 60 designated research centers in the country.
According to UNO, the goal of the Centers of Academic Excellence is to reduce vulnerability in national information infrastructure by promoting higher education and research, and producing a growing pipeline of professionals with information assurance expertise.
“The Cyber Defense Research designation shows that the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security believe that important research in information assurance is being performed at the university, and that students are actively involved in that research,” said Golden Richard, professor of computer science and director of the Greater New Orleans Center for Information Assurance at UNO.
In March, The National Science Foundation and the National Security Agency has granted University of New Orleans (UNO) professor Golden Richard $105,000 to expand his cybersecurity training program.