MHCC - Press Release
Mt. Hood Community College, Cyber Defense Program Recognized as National Center of Academic Excellence by NSA, DHS
Press Release -
Posted: April 6, 2015
Gresham, Ore. - The US National Security Agency and US Department of Homeland Security have recognized Mt. Hood Community College as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education Two-Year (CAE2Y) beginning June of 2015 through 2019, making MHCC the only institution of higher education in the state of Oregon to hold such a designation.
In a letter to the college, the NSA congratulated MHCC and its Cyber Defense Program for meeting the increasing demands of program criteria – an effort that will result in "contributing to the protection of the National Information Infrastructure." In recent years, the federal government has put a high priority on developing a rigorous cyber defense program, including creating a US Cyber Command in 2010 as part of the military structure to defend against cyber attacks. In an April 1, 2015 post to its website, the National Security Council called strengthening US cyber security the "defining challenge of the 21st century... Read Full Press Release