National Science Foundation Awards PGCC $5 Million National Cybersecurity Grant

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Article by: Joe Clark,

 LARGO, Md.— The National Science Foundation has awarded Prince George’s Community College a $5 million National Advanced Technological Education Center continuation grant for its National CyberWatch – Cybersecurity Education Solutions for the Nation project. Funding over the next four years will promote cybersecurity education at community colleges nationally. 

“The award is a testament to the hard work and accomplishments of the CyberWatch team at Prince George’s Community College,” said Charlene M. Dukes, president of Prince George’s Community College. “The grant extends the CyberWatch Center's scope and prominence and serves as validation of the great work already done,” she added. 

The grant will allow the National CyberWatch Center, headquartered at Prince George’s Community College, to build a culture of collaboration, grow program and faculty capabilities based on models of excellence and promote the cybersecurity profession nationally.  In addition, it will help strengthen student aptitude and expand career pathways, as well as advance research in cybersecurity education across the country.  

Prince George’s Community College is the lead institution for the National CyberWatch Center, a collaboration of 95 colleges and universities in 29 states and Washington, DC. The mission of the National CyberWatch Center is to advance cybersecurity education by leading collaborative efforts to strengthen the national cybersecurity workforce.  

For more information on CyberWatch, visit 

Prince George’s Community College is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Two-year Education designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security (2010-2015). Established in 1958, Prince George’s Community College provides transfer and career programs that help students transfer to four-year colleges and universities and prepare them for the workforce. Each year, 40,000 students take part in more than 200 academic programs and workforce development and continuing education courses. Located in Largo, Maryland, Prince George’s Community College has additional sites at Joint Base Andrews, University Town Center in Hyattsville, Laurel College Center, Skilled Trades Center in Camp Springs, and Westphalia Training Center in Upper Marlboro. For more information, visit the college website at, follow on Twitter,  Facebook, Foursquare, LinkedIn and tune-in to Transforming Lives at Prince George’s Community College, Mondays at 11 a.m.  

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