NSA: Help Us Train Next-Gen Cyber Feds


The agency is giving out $5.5 million in grant funds for cyber curriculum.

The National Security Agency is re-upping a call for $5.5 million in grant money for new plans for teaching future generations of federal cybersecurity workers.

Grants will go to syllabi, course materials, hands-on labs, labs and other cyber training materials focused on computer networking, cyber threats and vulnerabilities, risk management and relevant national and international laws and regulations among other topics, according to a program description.

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The educational tools, which were called for in former President Barack Obama’s Cybersecurity National Action Plan, will be publicly available for any universities, colleges or other educational institutions that want to use them.

In general, grant proposal reviewers are looking for depth over breadth, NSA said.

Funding awards to develop previous proposals into full courses or labs ranged between $100,000 and $600,000, according to the description. The current round of proposals is due Dec. 23.