The Department of Defense University Consortium for Cybersecurity Coordination Center
The National Defense University (NDU) College of Information and Cyberspace (CIC) serves as the Coordination Center for the Department of Defense (DoD) University Consortium for Cybersecurity (UC2), also known as UC4. The UC4 Director is, CIC faculty member, Dr. Jim Chen.
UC2 fulfills the legislative requirement of the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Section 1659 (Consortia of Universities to Advise Secretary Defense on Cybersecurity Matters). UC4 exists to facilitate 2 way communication between the Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) and academia across the United States.
Key partners on the UC2 effort include the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (OUSD) for Research and Engineering (R&E), the National Security Agency (NSA) Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) Community, and US Cyber Command. The kickoff event for the Consortium took place on December 7, 2021. Please see below for UC4-related documents and information on past events.
UC2 Information Paper