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Norwich University and Sen. Patrick Leahy Announce $7.3M for 3 Grants to Advance Cybersecurity Programs

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Norwich University President Richard W. Schneider and Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) announced on Thursday, March 21, the award of three major contracts totaling approximately $7.3 million that continue Leahy’s long-standing support of cybersecurity education programs and research at Norwich University.

“Norwich University is at the forefront of partnering with federal agencies to make Americans safer and our students more prepared for the 21st century workforce,” Leahy said. “I’m proud to continue my longstanding support of their efforts through the appropriations process, and proud of the world-class education going on right here in Vermont. This work is important, and it is timely.”

At a press conference held at Norwich’s Mack Hall Buczko Cyber War Room, Schneider and Leahy announced these three grants:

  • Army Energy Resilience contract, $499K: Norwich University Applied Research Institutes (NUARI) and Norwich’s Center for Global Resilience and Security (CGRS) will work with U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) and Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) to develop an energy-resilience research track to include issues of cybersecurity.
  • Reserve Forces Scholarship Program, $905K: To fund education of National Guard and Reserve Forces through Norwich’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) online programs in response and recovery of cybersecurity issues.
  • DECIDE Energy Contract, $5.9M funded by the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology and supported by the United States Air Force: To expand development of this simulation-based cyber exercise tool originally developed by NUARI for the financial sector into the energy sector.