Mohawk Valley Community College has been designated by the NSA and the Department of Homeland Security as the Regional Resource Center for the Northeast region of the United States. The mission of the Northeast Regional Resource Center is to perform outreach and build relationships with educational institutions in the region, as well as guide candidate colleges in the area on the path to designation as a CAE-CD institution.
The responsibilities of the Northeast Regional Resource Center include:
- Faculty professional Development workshops & seminars
- Development of Cybersecurity CAE curriculum
- Provide continued support to CAR schools
- Program development support to CAE-CD candidate institutions
- Expand candidate institutions
- Resource sharing and collaboration amongst CAE-CD institutions
CAEs are academic institutions and programs that have undergone an in-dpeth assessment and have met the rigorous requirements to be designated a Center of Academic Excellence. Designation is valid for five academic years, after which the school must successfully reapply in order to retain its CAE designation. Students attending CAE-CDE and CAE-R schools are eligible to apply for scholarships and grants through the Department of Defense Information Assurance Scholarship Program. Student attdening CAE-CDE or CAE-CO schools are also eligible to apply for the Federal Cyber Service Scholarship for Sevrice Program. Students that complete the approved program of study will receive explicit recognition to add to their personal cerdentials. CAE institutions receive formal recongition from the U.S. Government as well as opportunities for prestige and publicity for their role supporting our Nation's information systems.