NSA reaffirms Stevens as a national center of academic excellence

The NSA recognizes Stevens' excellence in information assurance education

HOBOKEN, N.J. -- Stevens Institute of Technology has been re-designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the National Information Assurance Education and Training Program, part of the National Security Agency (NSA), for academic years 2006-2009. Stevens was first recognized for this honor in 2003, and now shares this distinction with only about 50 other US universities.

Dr. Manu Malek, Director of the Graduate Certificate in CyberSecurity Program and Industry Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Stevens, was again the coordinator of the application to NSA for this recognition. Malek, an IEEE Fellow, IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer, and who was awarded the IEEE Third Millennium Medal in 2000, said, "Being selected again for this honor speaks to Stevens' continued strength in all areas of information assurance. We are pleased to continue to be recognized for our commitment to and excellence in security education."

New and re-designated Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education are recognized each year in a formal presentation at the annual conference of the Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education. The colloquium also provides a forum for key officials in government, industry and academia to discuss current and emerging requirements in information assurance education, and to encourage the development and expansion of related curricula at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

The ceremony recognizing this achievement will be held on Tuesday, 6 June 2006 during the annual conference at the University of Maryland University College Inn and Conference Center, Adelphi, Md.

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About Stevens Institute of Technology
Established in 1870, Stevens offers baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees in engineering, science, computer science, management and technology management, as well as a baccalaureate in the humanities and liberal arts, and in business and technology. Located directly across the Hudson River from Manhattan, the university has enrollments of approximately 1,780 undergraduates and 2,700 graduate students, and a current enrollment of 2,250 online-learning students worldwide.
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