Griffiss Institute and Partners Announce Virtual Institutes for Cybersecurity and Spectrum Research to Meet Department of Defense Workforce Demands

For Immediate Release August 10, 2023

Media Contact: Melissa Tallman

Rome, NY - The Griffiss Institute, in partnership with the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering and the Air Force Research Laboratory, has announced the latest round of Virtual Institutes for Cyber and Electromagnetic Spectrum Research and Employ (VICEROY) Program. The program is aimed at increasing the quality and quantity of students who possess job-ready Department of Defense (DoD) cybersecurity skills upon college graduation.

The VICEROY program is focused on augmenting traditional college curricula by providing hands-on, experiential learning and internship opportunities that are tailored to match the workforce demands of the Armed Services, DoD, and Defense Industrial Base partners. The newest round of virtual institute leads include North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, North Dakota State University, Texas A&M University, University of Colorado, University of Alabama in Huntsville, University of Kansas, and University of Texas at San Antonio. These universities join the existing virtual institutes led by University at Albany, Northeastern University, Mississippi State University, Washington State University, University of Detroit Mercy, and Virginia Tech. Along with their partner community colleges and universities, these additions more than double the number of institutions designated for the program, comprising 44 total across the continental U.S.