As we know, information assurance and information security is very important to our national defense. Last week, DOD published a final rule document executing an Information Assurance Scholarship Program (IASP) as part of helping to meet the expected future demand in this area. For those interested in becoming cybersec pros but need tuition assistance, DoD might have a solution for you. The DoD IASP will provide scholarships and grants to active-duty service members, civilian DOD employees, and other qualified applicants who are enrolled in any of the schools accredited as National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE). The program will be launched in an effort to build an information technology talent which will aid in the security of critical infrastructures around the nation.
The Defense Department has published final rules for its Information Assurance Scholarship Program, which provides cybersecurity students with full rides for cybersecurity degree programs in exchange for commitments of military or civilian service in DOD.
The program is part of an effort to build a professional cybersecurity workforce needed to protect the nation’s critical infrastructure and “will be used to recruit and retain the nation’s top information assurance and information technology talent, which is critical as DOD progresses into the cybersecurity arena,” according to the Federal Register notice.
Scholarships are available to active-duty service members and civilian DOD employees, and to current students at schools that have been designated Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education and Research. Grants for Centers of Academic Excellence also are available.
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