Davenport Gets Information Assurance Excellence Designation: The Committee on National Security Systems in conjunction with the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security jointly announced the designation of Davenport University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education for academic years 2011 through 2016. The CAE/IAE program is intended to reduce vulnerabilities in the national information infrastructure by promoting higher education in information assurance and producing a growing number of professionals with information assurance expertise in various disciplines. CAE schools — there are 118 nationwide and just five in Michigan — are a valued source of well-educated and trained information assurance personnel who meet the specific requirements of government, academia and industry. Presentations were made to new and re-designated Centers during an awards ceremony at the 15th annual Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education, held at the Air Force Museum of Flight in Fairborn, Ohio. Universities designated as Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education are eligible to apply for scholarships and grants from the United States Department of Defense Information Assurance Scholarship Programs. To achieve this designation, a number of faculty members from the College of Technology and the university’s Director of Information Security collaborated to form the DU Information Security and Assurance Center and map the Master of Science and Information Assurance degree to CNSS Training Standard 4011. To learn more about the Center of Academic Excellence designation, visit www.davenport.edu/CAE.