Virtual Groundbreaking for School of Data Science and National Security Collaboration Center
UTSA marked the groundbreaking of its $90 million School of Data Science and National Security Collaboration Center. The 167,000-square-foot, six-story structure on Dolorosa St. sits along San Pedro Creek east of IH-35, anchoring UTSA to San Antonio’s prospering high-tech corridor and serving as a catalyst for economic and community investment.Learn about the School and Center
UTSA researcher awarded $500K grant to develop defense against ransomware attacks
The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a $500,000 grant to the UTSA Cyber Center for Security and Analytics. The money will go towards developing data-driven methods and algorithms to make cyberinfrastructure more resilient against ransomware attacks.Learn More about the grant
UTSA receives $40 million gift from MacKenzie Scott and Dan Jewett to bolster student success
We received a transformational $40 million gift from philanthropists MacKenzie Scott and Dan Jewett who were attracted to UTSA's dentity as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and focus on accelerating Latino student success. In 2020, Excelencia in Education awarded UTSA the prestigious Seal of Excelencia.Learn more about this gift
UTSA launches NSA boot camp in data science and machine learning
The School of Data Science (SDS) at UTSA hosted its inaugural boot camp with the National Security Agency, designed to build foundational knowledge and skills in data science and machine learning amongst the region’s government cybersecurity professionals.Learn about this bootcamp
UTSA officially launches Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute
The Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute introduces a cybersecure energy-ROI for energy efficient manufacturing and supply chains that secures and sustains American leadership in global manufacturing competitiveness for decades. A $111 million public-private partnership, its ecosystem is currently comprised of over 50 proposed members including 3 Department of Energy National Laboratories (Idaho National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Sandia National Laboratories), 4 Manufacturing Innovation Institutes, powerhouse universities, industry leaders, and nonprofits.Learn more about CyManii
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.
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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