The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) jointly sponsor the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) program. The goal of the program is to reduce vulnerability in our national information infrastructure by promoting higher education and research in cyber defense and producing professionals with cyber defense expertise. NSA’s CAE in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO) program supports the President’s National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE): Building a Digital Nation, and furthers the goal to broaden the pool of skilled workers capable of supporting a cyber-secure nation.
Texas A&M University currently holds the following CAE designations:
- CAE in CD Education (CAE CDE)
- CAE in CD Research (CAE-R)
- CAE in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO)