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iCollege Graduates 91 Master's Degree Students

16-001 | June 13, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                 Contact: Patricia Coopersmith

                                    Director of Outreach and Partnerships

June 9, 2016                                             National Defense University iCollege



NDU iCollege Graduates 91 Students


Washington, DC - On Thursday, June 9th, over 500 graduates of four National Defense University (NDU) colleges received Master’s Degrees at a ceremony held on the NDU campus at Fort Lesley J. McNair.  Of the students, 91 graduates received the Master of Science Degree in Government Information Leadership (GIL) from the NDU Information Resources Management College (iCollege). The MS GIL Degree is a selective program that addresses the educational needs of defense and government leaders who seek to lead complex and diverse 21st Century organizations. Participants from across defense and other federal, state, and local government organizations create a learning community hallmarked by partnerships, information sharing, and network synergies.


In addition to the iCollege MS Degree, 14 students also completed requirements for the college’s Senior Service College (SSC) program, which is in its first/pilot year. The SSC curriculum focuses on the information/cyberspace instrument of national security. It provides Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) II graduate-level credit to senior military and civilian leaders with an emphasis on the military, government, and private sector dimensions of cyberspace.


RADM Jan Hamby, USN (Ret.), Chancellor of the NDU iCollege, bestowed diplomas on the graduates, who represented the Department of Defense (several branches/agencies), Coast Guard, State Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S Court of Appeals, Veterans Affairs, Federal Aviation Administration, Census Bureau, several U.S. private-sector companies, and the country of Serbia.


The NDU iCollege is a DoD institution that educates and prepares selected military and civilian leaders and advisors to develop and implement cyberspace strategies, and to leverage information and technology to advance national and global security. Although most students are military or DoD civilians, the school also accepts federal agency, private sector, and international students into its graduate programs. Courses are completed on campus and/or online. For more information about the college, contact the Outreach Director at, visit the website at, or connect with the iCollege on Facebook.   


The National Defense University is the premier national security institution focused on advanced joint education, leader development, and scholarship. It provides rigorous Joint Professional Military Education to members of the U.S. Armed Forces and select others in order to develop leaders who have the ability to operate and creatively think in an unpredictable and complex world. For more information about NDU, contact or visit