Do you have what it takes? DOD has scholarships for cyber warriors

The Defense Department has published final rules for its Information Assurance Scholarship Program, which provides cybersecurity students with full rides for cybersecurity degree programs in exchange for commitments of military or civilian service in DOD, reports William Jackson at Government Computer News.

The program is part of an effort to build a professional cybersecurity workforce needed to protect the nation’s critical infrastructure and “will be used to recruit and retain the nation’s top information assurance and information technology talent, which is critical as DOD progresses into the cybersecurity arena,” according to the Federal Register notice.

Scholarships are available to active-duty service members and civilian DOD employees, and to current students at schools that have been designated Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education and Research. Grants for Centers of Academic Excellence also are available.

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