Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD)

CIS groupThe University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) is proud to announce its official designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) for the 2023 - 2028 cycle by the National Security Agency (NSA). This recognition, when granted, will affirm UIW's capability to educate professionals ready to safeguard the nation's information infrastructure.

Dr. Parra believes that achieving this designation will not only attest to the quality and breadth of the undergraduate Cybersecurity program but will also position UIW among the top institutions for cyber defense at the undergraduate level. UIW's commitment extends to the Computer Information Systems undergraduate program, where students can benefit from courses aligned with the NSA CAE-CD.

With the potential to participate in the National CAE program, UIW aims to contribute to building a future workforce knowledgeable and trained in specialized intelligence, military and law enforcement cyber operations. Successful receipt of the CAE-CD designation will place UIW among the select few universities in the nation holding National Center of Excellence designations from the National Security Agency, reinforcing its leadership in cybersecurity education.

Anticipating the CAE-Cyber Summit, where designation certificates will be presented, UIW looks forward to attending this event as a newly designated Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense.

Discover the network of academic excellence in cybersecurity by visiting the CAE Community Map.

We extend our gratitude to the UIW community for their dedication to achieving this esteemed designation.

For more information, please feel free to contact:
Dr. Gonzalo D. Parra
NSA CAE-CD Point of Contact (PoC)
Meerna Ammari
NSA CAE-CD Alternate Point of Contact (Alt PoC)