NSA targets college students to fill cyber professionals shortage
- Jenna Lyons for USA Today July 22nd, 2014
- Source: http://college.usatoday.com/2014/07/22/nsa-targets-college-students-to-fill-cyber-professionals-shortage/
In response to a shortage of cyber professionals in the U.S., the National Security Agency is reaching out to a younger crowd: college students.
Beginning in 2012, the NSA started its National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations Program at select universities across the nation to attract students to the field.
On July 14, the agency announced that five new schools would join the program, bringing the number of participating universities to 13. The new recruits include New York University, Towson University in Maryland, The United States Military Academy, University of Cincinnati and University of New Orleans. Read more.