DoD Information Assurance Scholarship (IASP) Program: Building Information Assurance Forces at Arizona State University

Project: Research project

Description

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 national information infrastructure. In order to meet such demands, Arizona State University has established Information Assurance concentration programs at all three levels (bachelor, master and Ph.D.) and an Information Assurance Center since 2006. The IA Center 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 (CAE/IAE) since June 2007. In order to strengthen our IA programs and attract outstanding domestic students to the IA field, especially for the DoD, it is important to secure funding for IA scholarships to support both undergraduate and graduate domestic students to study in the IA concentration programs, and the DoD Information Assurance Scholarship Program (IASP) is ideal for such a funding Source.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date9/12/0912/11/10

Funding

  • DOD: National Security Agency (NSA): $33,161.00

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national security
information system
specialized information
funding
infrastructure
trustworthiness
electronic business
bachelor
Homelands
telecommunication
shortage
finance
vulnerability
expertise
student
graduate
education