A Vision for Excellence

Today’s world calls for greater collaboration to protect America’s national security infrastructure. UTSA is leading this charge, armed with world-class faculty and a reputation as the undisputed leader in cybersecurity education.

The university’s new National Security Collaboration Center (NSCC) is taking this leadership to the next level, creating a powerful ecosystem to engage government, industry and academia to tackle the nation’s greatest cybersecurity threats.

The NSCC will be co-located with UTSA’s School of Data Science and adjacent to a new home for the university’s College of Business. The new facility—located in the heart of downtown San Antonio—will fuel synergies with federal agencies and San Antonio’s Tech Corridor. Construction of the new facility is expected to begin in 2020, with an anticipated opening in 2022.

In the meanwhile, the NSCC is already up and running in a bridge facility on the university’s Main Campus with embedded partners IPSecure, CACI/LGS Innovations, CNF Technologies, Dell Technologies, Raytheon Technologies, Army Research Laboratory (ARL), Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), the National Security Agency (NSA), 16th Air Force, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (Cryptologic and Cyber Systems Division), Air Force Chief Data Science Office, Texas Department of Information Resources, US Secret Service, Sandia National Laboratories and Idaho National Laboratory. Over 30 partners have signed on to co-locate within the NSCC once the new facility opens.

Proven Leadership

UTSA is one of the few universities in the nation to hold all three National Center of Excellence designations from the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security, further solidifying its dominance as a leader in cybersecurity. This is in addition to UTSA being home to the  #1 cybersecurity program in the nation, according to the Ponemon Institute, and nationally recognized for having the Best Academic Support for its Online Cybersecurity Degree.

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NSCC/SDS Groundbreaking

January 25, 2021

The Virtual Groundbreaking of the NSCC/SDS takes place online at 10:00 AM, CST.

NSCC Collaboration Day

February 4, 2021

UTSA Computer Science Department: Featured researchers will provide an update to activities and research projects.

Mission Statement

Deliberately and seamlessly link technical innovation through national security research and development to profound student educational opportunities, thus developing a highly competent and accessible workforce for the national security enterprise.

Vision Statement

Be the nation’s premier supplier of a cyber-ready workforce tailored to provide innovative solutions for the national security challenges facing U.S. Government, State of Texas, and industry partners.