September 23, 2002
In the Associated Press report, "UNC-Charlotte Joins Program to Protect Online Information," CMU was named one of only 11 colleges nationally to host the Federal Cyber Corps Scholarship for Service program. Each participating university must meet 10 selection criteria, such as "establishing campus centers of information assurance and hiring highly qualified faculty." CMU's Center for Computer and Communications Security (C3S) is affiliated with this effort.
The Corps teaches "computer sleuthing techniques and ways to protect online information," was created in part by the National Security Agency, and is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). According to the article, "Experts said the demand for information security experts is expected to soar, despite a drop in jobs in the slow economy."
Other Cyber Corps schools include Purdue University and Georgia Tech.