Skip to comments.Naval Academy to add lesson on cyberwarfare
Posted on 12/07/2009 7:20:59 PM PST by HokieMom
ANNAPOLIS | U.S. Naval Academy officials said Monday that they were exploring ways of working knowledge about cyberwarfare into the core curriculum for all students because of the rising significance of cybersecurity.
Right now, the academy offers some elective courses, classes mostly taken by computer science and information technology majors. But unlike the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in New York and the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, the Annapolis school does not even have a club for students interested in the field.
"On a bunch of different levels, in terms of opening up to cyberwarfare, outside of the computer science and IT department, we're actually pretty behind," Midshipman Chris Wheeler, a senior studying computer science and IT, told members of the academy's board of visitors. He was responding to a board member's question about how the academy compares to the other schools.
Vice Adm. Jeffrey Fowler, the academy's superintendent, said the Navy overall has put a lot of effort into cybersecurity even though the academy has fallen behind. He said he expects the academy "to catch up very quickly."
"Right now, it's a couple handfuls of people going into that versus 125 going into submarines and almost 400 in aviation," Vice Adm. Fowler told the board. "But we expect this to continue to grow rapidly based on what the Navy needs, and we want to be a big part of that."
Meanwhile, the Naval Academy set a record for applications for the class of 2014. About 16,320 students have applied for about 1,400 positions so far, and students can apply until the end of January.
The Naval Academy also has had a record-breaking year for the number of minority applicants, about 4,920, up from 4,384 last year.
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Here is the info on West Point’s center:
Thanks for the link.
Go Army! Beat Navy!
A time honored saying- “Charity begins at home”-
perhaps while they are at it maybe they want to glean the ranks of stealth muzzies,crypto-marxists,and islamo-fascists.
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