In April 2012, the National Information Assurance Education and Training Program (NIETP) office under the authority of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that Bellevue University is designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE-IAE) for the academic years 2012-2017. This is a great accomplishment for the University and demonstrates our continued dedication to not only Cybersecurity Education, but also to the security community. 

The CAE-IAE application, submitted earlier this year passed a rigorous review that was evaluated against a stringent criteria, demonstrating its competency and commitment to academic excellence in Information Assurance education and security practices. The letter received by the University with the announcement demonstrates the quality of our program.  “One reviewer remarked that Bellevue’s submission, ‘demonstrated fine curriculum, expert faculty and noteworthy outreach.’  You are to be commended for submitting such an exemplary application.  Your ability to meet the increasing demands of the program criteria will serve the nation well in contributing to the protection of the National Information Infrastructure. “

Mary Hawkins, the Bellevue University President will be receiving the official certificate of designation signed by the Director, NSA, the IA Director, NSA and the Cybersecurity Assistant Secretary, DHS, at the 16th Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (CISSE) in June.

An official press release and announcement is forthcoming.