NSF money helps expand pipeline for federal cybersecurity workforce

January 12, 2011
Cyber Security, FedCyber Wire
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via Info Security

To help fill the cybersecurity workforce gap in the US government, the National Science Foundation (NSF) is contributing $1.25 million over four years to fund students studying cybersecurity at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA).

UTSA undergraduate and graduate cybersecurity students will receive up to $56,000 during their last two years of study to cover tuition and fees, room and board, books, and additional expenses. In exchange, students must agree to work as cybersecurity specialists for the federal government for two years following graduation. USTA is one of 34 institutions that participate in the NSF’s Federal Cyber Service: Scholarship for Service program.

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