Indiana University and Purdue University officials recently met with Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security representatives for an overview of each university’s capability to support applied research and academic requirements in information technology and cybersecurity.
IU’s portion of the two-day visit occurred Wednesday, March 23 at IU’s Cyberinfrastructure Building, said Kirk White, IU’s vice president for strategic partnerships and military liaison, who coordinated the event.
IU Chief Information Officer Brad Wheeler offered a capabilities briefing of IU’s School of Informatics and Computing and IU’s University Information Technology Services. Professor Steven Myers gave an overview of IU’s master of science in secure computing and security informatics programs. Associate Professor Diane Henshel of IU’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs discussed IU’s Cyber Security Research Alliance program, while Von Welch, director of IU’s Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, gave an overview of that facility.
“Our goal was for Indiana to be seen as a trusted resource for Department of Defense cyber research and training. Our two institutions put our resources together the show the DoD and other government agencies that the combined assets of two universities can contribute to cyber security in both applied and academic environments.”
— Kirk White, IU vice president for strategic partnerships
The visitors included representatives of the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Indiana’s Army and Air National Guards, Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane, the U.S. and Indiana Departments of Homeland Security and Purdue University.
The delegation concluded their visit by touring the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center near Edinburgh.