A Vision for Excellence

Today’s world calls for greater collaboration to protect America’s national security infrastructure. UTSA, a  Carnegie R1 classification and Tier-1 institution for research is leading this charge armed with world-class faculty and a reputation as the undisputed leader in cybersecurity education.

The university’s National Security Collaboration Center (NSCC) has taken this leadership to the next level  with a robust ecosystem membership to engage with government, industry, and academia to tackle the nation’s greatest cyber threats. The NSCC, co-located with the School of Data Science at the new San Pedro 1 building, part of UTSA's downtown campus, has a mission to realize opportunities in research, education and workforce development with federal agencies, academia, and a global tech industry.

Recognized Leadership

UTSA is one of the few universities to hold all three National Center of Excellence designations from the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security and having the No. 1 cybersecurity program in the nation. Of more than 400 institutions of higher learning, a Ponemon Institute study reported UTSA as the institution as having the most commitment to advancing students’ learning and domain expertise in the emerging fields of cybersecurity and information assurances. Additionally, UTSA is ranked for best academic support for an online cybersecurity degree by Intelligent.com.



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NSCC Collaboration Day

February 9, 2023

Army Research Laboratory South to present on AI/ML research for RF Electronic Warfare.

NSCC Coffee Conversations

March 2, 2023

SAVE THE DATE for this new casual information sharing event from NSCC ecosystem members.

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.