University of Maryland University College Partners with NSA’s National Cryptologic School to Encourage More Cyber, Language Degree-seekers

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) and the National Security Agency’s National Cryptologic School (NCS) have signed an agreement that will create an additional pathway for NSA employees, including active-duty military personnel, to increase their skills and gain academic credit toward degrees in cybersecurity and foreign languages from UMUC.

“It is our honor to partner with the National Security Agency and its National Cryptologic School in this important articulation agreement,” UMUC President Javier Miyares said during a signing ceremony held at the National Cryptologic Museum. The agreement “promises to help the Agency further develop its bench strength, while at the same time supporting employees who are seeking to advance professionally and military personnel who are transitioning to civilian careers.”Continue Reading

UMUC Cyber Competition Team Reaches 2018 National Cyber Analyst Challenge Finals

ADELPHI, Md., Feb. 26, 2018 – A team of graduate and undergraduate students from University of Maryland University College (UMUC) has advanced to the final round of the 2018 National Cyber Analyst Challenge (NCAC). The competition was created in 2015 by Lockheed Martin and Temple University’s Institute for Business and Information Technology (IBIT), which also administers the competition annually, to help fill the ever-growing need for cyber analysts. It is sponsored by Leidos, NBCUniversal, Vanguard and Pfizer.Continue Reading

UMUC President Miyares Named “Outstanding Educator of the Year” by Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

University of Maryland University College President Javier Miyares has been named “Outstanding Educator of the Year” by the Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (MDHCC).

The MDHCC announced the award at its fifth annual Business Award Holiday Gala on Jan. 18 at the Belvedere Hotel in Baltimore.Continue Reading

Summit to Explore the Promise and Challenges of Replacing Textbooks with Open Educational Resources in Higher Education

Dec. 8 Event Will Bring Together Higher Education Leaders in Maryland to Discuss Digital Rights, Curating Material, Access and Quality Issues

Adelphi, Md. (Nov. 28, 2017)—As advocacy and evangelization of Open Educational Resources (OER) turn to adoption and scaling up, a pivotal summit will be held on Dec. 8 to provide educational leaders throughout the state of Maryland an opportunity to discuss lessons learned and how OER is addressing the issues of quality, access and affordability in higher education.Continue Reading

University of Maryland University College to Honor Gen. John W. Vessey Jr., at Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 10

University to Name Conference Center Ballroom after the late Gen. Vessey, a “Soldier’s Soldier” who Rose from Enlisted Man to the Nation’s Highest Ranking Military Officer

CBS Radio to Provide Anchored Coverage of Ceremony Beginning at 10:03 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at ConnectingVets.comContinue Reading

UMUC Cyber Padawans Rack Up Accomplishments, Take Second Place in Recent Halloween-themed Hacking Competition

Notable achievements across a variety of cybersecurity hacking challenges highlight the UMUC Cyber Padawans’ busy fall competition schedule


ADELPHI, Md. (Oct. 25) – The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Cyber Padawans hacking competition team captured 2nd place, along with a $300 cash prize, at the “Catch the Ghost” Halloween-themed capture the flag (CTF) competition, held on Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation in Linthicum Heights, Maryland.Continue Reading