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News | Sept. 8, 2014

AMP49 Begins With Student Convocation

By Patricia Coopersmith

AMP49 Class PhotoOn Monday, September 8, 2014, the National Defense University’s Information Resources Management College (NDU iCollege) welcomed its Advanced Management Program (AMP) 49th co-hort.  Students will attend an intense 14-week educational experience at the NDU campus on Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, DC.  The AMP is the iCollege’s flagship resident program for rising senior-level managers and leaders responsible for promoting and attaining national and international security goals through the strategic use of information and information technology. This program is administered in an intensive and highly interactive student-centered educational experience emphasizing leadership skills and abilities. AMP students form a learning community that fosters multiple perspectives on a wide range of issues.  Besides coursework with multiple professors who are expert in cyber and information leadership, AMP students experience teambuilding, guest speakers, domestic field studies, hands-on time in the iCollege Cyber Labs, and more! 

After an opening introduction by COL Matt Hergenroeder (U.S. Army, iCollege Dean of Students), Dr. Mary McCully (Acting Chancellor of the iCollege) welcomed the new AMP students and told them a bit about their upcoming 14-week education.  Dr. McCully then introduced LtGen Robert Shea (USMC, Ret., President and CEO of AFCEA), who spoke to the students about leveraging the iCollege's "pool of academic cyber experts."  LtGen Shea also said that, "DoD is only one piece of the nation's cyberspace solution.  There needs to be coordinated cyber efforts across Defense, other government agencies, industry, academia, and international partners."  He spoke of Risk Management, Configuration Control, and of taking a holistic view of cyber.  The iCollege greatly appreciates LtGen Shea's time and insight as a cyber leader. 

The AMP curriculum provides participants with the Chief Information Officer certificate as well as course work toward the Master of Science in Government Information Leadership (CIO Concentration). Information Assurance Scholarship Program students require special advisement prior to enrollment.

The following AMP sessions are scheduled in 2015.  Please contact AMP Director, Russ Quirici at or by calling 1-202-685-3885, with any questions. 

AMP 50:

January 8, 2015 - April 17, 2015
Applications due November 14, 2014 (early applications due October 31, 2014)

AMP 51:

September 14, 2015 -  December 18, 2015
Application due date is 1 July 2015.