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Naval Academy Plans $100M Cyber-Warfare Education Center

Naval Academy Plans $100M Cyber-Warfare Education Center - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Naval Academy Plans $100M Cyber-Warfare Education Center - top government contractors - best government contracting eventThe Naval Academy is planning on building a $100 million cyber-warfare education center in Annapolis, Md., to give midshipmen full training in cyber warfare, top officials said yesterday.

Navy Times reports although academy leaders have yet to formally pitch the idea to top Navy leadership in the Pentagon, they said if the fleet wants better cyber-qualified officers from Annapolis, the school needs newer, bigger facilities in which to train them.

The Naval Academy's new Center for Cyber Security Studies would have the latest computer hardware, laboratories and classroom space. Instead of training a small number of mids in computer combat, the center could train the whole brigade.

Although officials gave the academy board visitors a detailed pitch for why the school needs a new cyber center, officials said as of yet, there is neither funding nor formal plans to proceed.

“No decisions or promises have been made by anyone,“ said Andrew Phillips, the Naval Academy's academic dean.

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