Augusta University, NSA to sign education agreement

Students at NSA’s National Cryptologic School will access new educational opportunities in Augusta

CONTACT: Arthur Takahashi, (706) 830-9826,

AUGUSTA, Ga. (Oct. 10, 2016) – Augusta University and the National Security Agency’s National Cryptologic School (NCS) will publicly sign an articulation agreement on Wednesday, Oct. 12, to increase educational opportunities for NCS students.

“Augusta University continues to build a strong academic program in cybersecurity. We are excited to sign this agreement which will enhance the collaborative relationship we have with the NSA, ultimately benefitting students of both Augusta University and the NSA’s National Cryptologic School,” said Augusta University President Brooks A. Keel, Ph.D. “Our collaboration will provide an outstanding educational opportunity to our students, particularly our student veterans.”

The NCS offers cryptology training, leadership courses, professional development courses and education in more than 40 languages to NSA and Department of Defense employees. With this agreement, both NCS and Augusta University will commit to facilitating the enrollment of NCS students at Augusta, giving them an opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree.

“Part of the National Cryptologic School vision for the future is to ensure that our military and civilian students receive recognition and nationally recognized academic credit for the higher end learning that we provide. Articulation agreements like this are a part of the strategy to achieve that vision,” said NCS Commandant Dr. Leonard Reinsfelder.

The public signing of the agreement will take place at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, at the J. Harold Harrison, M.D. Education Commons. Media are invited to attend.

Following the signing event, NSA Deputy Director Richard Ledgett will deliver the opening keynote at Georgia Cyber @ Augusta University at 3:05 p.m. at the Harrison Education Commons.

Media members, please RSVP to Arthur Takahashi by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, if you plan on covering the signing event and Georgia Cyber @ Augusta University.

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Arthur Takahashi is Digital Media Coordinator at Augusta University. Contact him to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at 706–446–5128 or

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