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HCC's networking technology program wins national award

September 08, 2009

Hagerstown Community College's networking technology program was honored June 3 at the 13th annual Colloquium for Information Systems Education by the National Security Agency and the Committee on National Security Systems.

The HCC program received designation for successfully meeting the national training standard for information systems security professionals.

David Wennergren, deputy assistant secretary of defense for information management and technology and DoD deputy chief information officer, presented the designation to Margaret Spivey, HCC's director of technology and computer studies.

HCC is a member of CyberWATCH, a National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education Center, which focuses on the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive the U.S. economy. CyberWATCH is a consortium of higher education institutions, businesses and government agencies whose mission is to improve the quantity and quality of the information security/assurance work force. The affiliation with CyberWATCH allows HCC's instructors to collaborate to share best practices, methodologies, curricula, course modules and materials and to receive training and support. 

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Steve Shank, assistant professor, information systems technology, is the lead instructor for HCC's networking technology program.

For more information about CyberWATCH, go to www.cyberwatchcenter.org. For more information about HCC's networking technology program, contact Shank at 301-790-2800, ext. 536, or by e-mail at shanks@hagerstowncc.edu.

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