Microsoft has donated $1 million in gift to the Naval Academy Foundation as additional funding for the construction of a cybersecurity studies building.
The Naval Academy Foundation plans to build a five-story, 206,000-square-foot facility for handling classified materials, the Naval Academy Alumni Association said Thursday.
“Our support of the center is part of our broader commitment to the U.S. armed forces and to advancing the future of technology education,” said Chris Cortez, vice president of Microsoft Military Affairs.
“The Naval Academy’s center for cybersecurity studies has emerged as a key element of the Naval Academy’s preparation of our next generation of Navy and Marine Corps officers,” added Cortez.
The center aims to educate midshipmen on cyber defense and warfare, enhance cyber research, disseminate information and forge a common cyber framework.