UofSC, U.S. Army forge cyber training partnership

The University of South Carolina is partnering with the Army Cyber Center of Excellence (CCoE) at Fort Gordon in Augusta, Ga. to support the CCoE’s mission to educate and train the world’s best Cyber, Signal, and Electronic Warfare operators through specialized continuing education degree programs.

Under the agreement, UofSC will develop distance learning opportunities in computer science and cybersecurity for Army personnel tasked with keeping the nation safe from cyber threats. Future internship opportunities at Fort Gordon and Capstone research opportunities also will be developed for UofSC students interested in pursuing careers in cybersecurity.

Initial courses will be taught through UofSC’s College of Engineering and Computing and the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as UofSC-Aiken. The CCoE will provide assistance in curriculum development and support efforts to promote cyber security teaching and learning throughout South Carolina.

“We’re excited about this partnership and believe it’s the first of many future collaborations that will not only benefit our students, but also contribute to strengthening our state and nation’s security,” said UofSC President Bob Caslen.

The partnership is the first of its kind in the state. UofSC is a recognized leader in cyber research and education, including its technical aspects as well as policy, legal, and economic implications of the rising global cyber industry. Fort Gordon personnel are already actively pursuing degree and training opportunities at the USC-Aiken campus. This agreement will give our nation’s soldiers access to all 8 campuses in the UofSC system.

About Fort Gordon

Located adjacent to Augusta, Ga., Fort Gordon is the Army’s cyber hub, home to the Army Cyber Center of Excellence and, as of July 2020, the U.S. Army Cyber Command. By consolidating elements of the Army Cyber Command from Fort Belvoir, VA and Fort Meade, MD, to one central location, the Army chose Fort Gordon and its surrounding area to be the new home for all of its Cyber operations and training nationwide.

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