DOE to support cybersecurity ed at HBCUs with $25M in grants

January 14, 2015

On Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden will visit Norfolk, Va., to unveil White House plans to fund cybersecurity education in historically black colleges and universities (HBUCs).

According to a White House release, the Department of Energy will provide $25 million in grants to support 13 schools and two national labs, which are a part of a cybersecurity education consortium. The DOE funding will support cybersecurity initiatives presented by President Obama earlier this week.

Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., co-chair of the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, in a statement released Tuesday, said, “With these new grants, Norfolk State and other HBCUs will be better equipped to provide students with the training and skills necessary to combat current and future cyber threats, as well as meet the growing demand for skilled cybersecurity professionals in Virginia and across the country."

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