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Monday, May 14, 2012


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May 14, 2012
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Norwich announces renewal of national computer security designation

NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Officials at Norwich University announced that Norwich’s designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Systems Security Education, which it has held since 2001, has been renewed for five years.

The distinction is designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security and covers academic years 2012 through 2017.

One reviewer of Norwich’s submission remarked in the renewal letter, “Norwich University has made significant enhancement of the curriculum through additional specialized courses that focus on IA related content. In addition, the institution has added three new concentrations in Digital Forensics, Information Warfare, and Advanced INFOSEC.”

Last year’s NSA announcement noted that graduates of the programs often develop into cyber experts who help to protect national security information systems, commercial networks, and critical information infrastructure in both the private and public sectors – meeting the increasingly urgent needs of the US government, industry and academia.

“As the birthplace of ROTC we feel both obligated and honored to be on the forefront of the modern battlefield, and the renewal of this distinction means we are staying relevant to what our nation needs from future leaders,” said President Richard Schneider.


Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army. Norwich University is the oldest private military college in the United States of America and the birthplace of our nation's Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu