Augusta University and U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence to sign cyber agreement


AUGUSTA, GA — April 18, 2016– Augusta University and the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence signed a memorandum of understanding on Friday, April 15, to share resources and help develop a cyber-trained workforce through education, innovation, research and outreach.

“Collaborating with the military, the private sector and the community is essential for our success in cyberspace. We are looking forward to joining forces with the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence and using our resources to help train the next generation of cyber warriors who can meet local, state and national demands in cybersecurity,” said Augusta University President Brooks A. Keel, Ph.D. “This agreement is a logical, necessary step toward developing a highly-trained workforce who can keep our community, our businesses and our country safe in cyberspace.”

Upon signing the memorandum, the university is committed to facilitating the enrollment of service members in its cyber programs and increasing the number of online courses to help them get high-quality cyber training.

“We are honored to help our servicemen and servicewomen in any way we can to get the cyber training they need,” said Gretchen Caughman, executive vice president for academic affairs and provost. “As Augusta is getting ready to become the cyber hub in the United States, Augusta University is committed to investing in cyber education, research and curriculum development and creating a nationally-recognized cyber program.”

The U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence, in turn, will provide instructors for seminars and short courses, facilitate internships for Augusta University students and assist with the development of cyber curriculum.

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