Capitol College Selected to Train NSA Security Engineers

Capitol College has built a strong track record in the field of information assurance, earning the coveted Center of Excellence designation from the NSA and the Department of Homeland Security. Now the Laurel-based school is partnering with the National Security Agency (NSA) to ensure that its personnel stay ahead of the cybersecurity curve.

Under a new agreement, announced in June, Capitol will be one of two academic institutions offering coursework to employees enrolled in the agency’s Security Engineering and Enrichment Development (SEED) program, designed to train NSA Information System Security Engineers (ISSEs). Participants graduate with Information System Security Engineer certification and deep expertise in the field, enabling them to take on key roles at the agency.

“We’re very excited about being selected to provide cybersecurity training as part of this program,” said Xavier A. Richards, director of graduate recruitment. “We feel the flexibility that we offer, along with our strong curriculum, will prove highly attractive to NSA employees seeking to boost their credentials and expertise.”

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