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National Security Collaboration Center

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 2021.

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, Army Research Laboratory (ARL), the National Security Agency (NSA), 24th Air Forces Cyber, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (Cryptologic and Cyber Systems Division), Air Force Chief Data Science Office, 25th Air Force, 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 four National Center of Excellence designations from the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security, further solidifying its dominance as a leader in cybersecurity. 


Mission Statement

The NSCC enhances the nation's defense, security and intelligence ecosystems by providing state-of-the-art facilities, capabilities and competencies where Government, Academia, and Industry collaborate to create innovative solutions for our nation's most difficult challenges; and developing a highly competent and accessible workforce for the national security enterprise. 

Vision Statement

Embracing the "one team, one fight" enterprise-wide national security posture, the NSCC is a magnet, attracting diverse thinkers and problem-solvers to uncover collaborative solutions to the nation's most difficult issues of national security and global defense.