ASU Application for DoD Information Assurance Scholarship Program

Project: Research project

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In the information age, various information systems are indispensable in almost all aspects of our lives, including national security, government services, e-business, finance, healthcare, transportation, and telecommunication. With the growing concerns over the trustworthiness of the information generated, stored, processed and transmitted by information systems and networks, Information Assurance (IA) has emerged as a very important multidisciplinary field. As recognized in the Presidential Decision Directive 63, 1998, the US government takes all necessary measures to swiftly eliminate any significant vulnerability to both physical and cyber attacks on our critical infrastructures, especially our cyber systems. Because IA is an emerging field and many IA-related tasks require specialized IA expertise, there is a serious shortage of well-trained IA workforce to protect the nation's information infrastructure. In order to meet such demands, Arizona State University (ASU) has established the Information Assurance concentration program at all three degree levels (bachelor, master and Ph.D.) and an Information Assurance Center since 2006. ASU has been designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAEIAE) since 2007. ASU has also been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research (CAE-R) since 2009. In order to strengthen our IA program and attract outstanding domestic students to the IA field, especially for the 000, it is important to secure funding for IA scholarships to support both undergraduate and graduate domestic students to study in the IA concentration program, and the 000 Information Assurance Scholarship Program (IASP) is ideal for such a funding Source.
Effective start/end date9/24/1012/23/11


  • US Department of Defense (DOD): $40,347.00


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