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Dr. Michael Nowatkowski is the head of the Cyber Program of Study for the School of Computer and Cyber Sciences.

Augusta University re-designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense

Augusta University has been re-designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense through the academic year 2027. This designation indicates that the School of Computer and Cyber Sciences cybersecurity curriculum meets the rigorous standards set by the National Centers of Academic Excellence Community, which includes several federal agencies.

As a member of the Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity Community, Augusta University students can pursue unique scholarship opportunities such as the Department of Defense Cybersecurity Scholarship Program and the National Science Foundation’s Scholarship for Service Program.

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“This affirmation of our cybersecurity programs provides excellent opportunities not only internal to Augusta University, but also extends our ability to partner and collaborate with other CAE schools around the country related to cybersecurity education and research,” said Dr. Michael Nowatkowski, head of the Cyber Program of Study for the School of Computer and Cyber Sciences.

The National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity Program was launched in 1999 as the Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education program. To date, the NCAE-C program has over 300 institutions with designations in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD), Cyber Research (CAE-R), and Cyber Operations (CAE-CO).

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Haley Bourne is the Communications Specialist for the Office of the Registrar at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at hbourne@augusta.edu.

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