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.