The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is planning for a new National Security Collaboration Center. This stand-alone facility would provide a growing need for students looking to study in cybersecurity. The university currently has about 2,500 students in this type of program. The project’s goal is to contribute to the country’s national security.
Opportunities are still available for businesses that would like to connect with the collaboration center. This cybersecurity program is designed to give students a strong pipeline into defense contracting or the federal government. The U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the National Security Agency in Texas already have a presence at UTSA. Under the plan, those existing offices will be brought together and a secure facility for classified research will be built out. The university also plans to have an “innovation factory” for cybersecurity technology startups.
Other government entities that have been invited to participate in the new center include the 24th Air Force Cyber Command, 25th Air Force, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Secret Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. A timeline for construction has not been released.