Cybersecurity has become one of the most serious economic and national security challenges that the United States faces today, and for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), this means a greater focus on attracting top cyber talent who can defend the nation against the threat of cyberwarfare.

Here in the Atlanta University Center, the Culturally Relevant Computing Lab has elected eighteen Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) midshipmen from Morehouse College, Spelman College, and Clark Atlanta Univeristy cohort for training to become cybersecurity experts. The Cyber Spectrum Collaborative Research Environment (C-SCoRE) program helps cadets develop operational skills that will be instrumental in combating cyber and electronic warfare in the interest of national security.