Highlighting the National Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE)

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Security Agency (NSA) jointly sponsor the National Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Defense program. Community colleges and 4-year colleges and universities are designated by top subject matter experts in the cyber defense field based on strength of degree programs and close alignment to specific cybersecurity-related knowledge units (KUs).

DHS is proud to highlight the great achievements of the CAE schools featured above.

If you would like to self-nominate your CAE program to be featured on NICCS, you must already be a NICCS training provider before submitting the following to NICCS@hq.dhs.gov:

  • Highlight image(s) (size 1000px by 400px) of your CAE and your CAE logo that are 508 compliant
  • One-paragraph (250 words max) introducing the CAE
  • Link to the CAE’s website and courses provided on NICCS

If you are not an active provider, but would like to become one, please submit a NICCS Provider Application.

To learn more about becoming a CAE visit the CAE Program Site.