Member News – NJIT
February 26th, 2016
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) continues to build a critical mass and increase its visibility as a top university for future leaders in the field of cybersecurity.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) CyberCorps®: Scholarship for Service, a program seeking proposals that address cybersecurity education and workforce development, recently awarded a $4,078,362 grant to NJIT’s College of Computing Sciences.
“This is a tremendous acknowledgement of both the strength of NJIT’s College of Computing Sciences and our country’s need to educate top-quality cybersecurity experts,” said NJIT President Joel S. Bloom. “We welcome these new scholars who will be able to take full advantage of NJIT’s interdisciplinary research networks and innovation partnerships.”
The NJIT Secure Computing Initiative (SCI) will be supported by the funds and capitalize on the premier polytechnic university’s broad range of strengths in cybersecurity to recruit, train and place highly-successive cohorts of expert cybersecurity professionals in federal, state and local agency jobs.