DoD Capacity Building Project

  • IUP, along with a selected group of national universities, continues to receive funding in the 2020–21 academic year from the Department of Defense (DoD) in support of the Cyber Scholarship Program (CySP). In addition to the scholarship recruitment award, IUP received Capacity-Building awards described below.

    Project Description

    The goal of this capacity-building project is to find additional ways to recruit more students to enter the cybersecurity workforce. This goal will be achieved through a unique blend of faculty development, hands-on workshops, and the continued cultivation of relationships with local community colleges. As a result, this project offers a number of workshops at community colleges throughout Pennsylvania, see below:

    2020–21 Workshops

    • The first workshop was held on April 10 and 17, 2021, at Butler County Community College. Please visit the BC3 Workshop page for more information.

    • The second workshop will be held on May 17 and 18, 2021, at Westmoreland County Community College. Please visit the WCCC 2021 Workshop page for more information.

    2019–20 Workshops

    • The first workshop was held on October 19 and 26, 2019, at Westmoreland County Community College. Please visit the WCCC Workshop page for more information.

    • The second workshop was held on February 29 and March 7, 2020, at Penn Highlands Community College. Please visit the PHCC Workshop page for more information.

    • The third workshop was delivered virtually on October 3 and 10, 2020, at the Laurel Business Institute/Laurel Technical Institute. Please visit the LBI/LTI Workshop page for more information.