The Department of Defense (DoD) has partnered with Texas A&M University to establish the Defense Cyber-Leader Development Program (DCLDP) to prepare students for a career in the DoD’s military or civilian workforce. The DCLDP is a program targeting rising juniors and seniors who are enrolled in any one of the three tracks of the Cybersecurity Minor field of study. It provides qualified students with leadership training, cybersecurity certifications, internship opportunities, hands-on experience, and mentoring to augment their academic studies.
The DoD is seeking cybersecurity professionals to fill a broad range of high-profile work roles, especially: Data Scientists; Capability Developers; Network Operators; Operations Research Analysts; Reverse Engineers; Malware and Exploitation Analyst; Big Data Analysts; Vulnerability Researchers; and Information Operations Integrators.
Applicants must meet all of the eligibility requirements listed below at the time of application submission:
- U.S. Citizen
- Capable of being granted a Top Secret level security clearance
- Enrolled student at Texas A&M University entering their Junior or Senior year
- Enrolled in any of the three tracks of the Cybersecurity Minor
- Mentoring and hands-on experiential learning
- Develop teamwork and leadership skills through participation in competitions
- Training for cybersecurity industry certifications
- Access to DoD leaders and those making hiring decisions
- Networking opportunities with cybersecurity professionals and students from other senior military colleges who are in similar programs
2020 Application and Selection Timeline
- Information Sessions: **The same information will be provided at each session**
July 29 August 5
- August 13
- August 21
- August 26
- Application Period: August 1- August 31
- Selection Committee Review Period: September 1-September 23
- Selection Notification: September 24
- Orientation: October 1
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