The National Security Agency and the University of Texas at San Antonio have partnered for their cybersecurity partnership for over 16 years. George Barnes, deputy director of NSA, said in a statement posted on Tuesday that the university has received the Center of Academic Excellence designation in the areas of cyber defense, research and operations. Additionally, NSA featured UTSA on the agency's website, social media channels and on IntelligenceCareers to highlight the partnership.
"With over a dozen research projects to choose from, students are learning new ways in which to think, design and create to tackle real world challenges, in particular as related to cyber and national security,” said Bernard Arulanandam, interim vice president for research, economic development and knowledge enterprise at UTSA.
The agency entered into an agreement with the university to provide collegiate assistance to NSA and military employees to grow their careers. NSA also noted that it hopes to feature a different CAE-designated school every few months.