U.S. Office of Personnel Management and University of Maryland University College Expand Federal Employee Discounted Rates to Include Graduate Cybersecurity, Business Administration and Data Analytics Programs

ADELPHI, Md. (Jan. 12, 2017) –The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and University of Maryland University College (UMUC) have expanded upon their 2014 agreement which provides a 25 percent discount on out-of-state tuition rates on courses, certificates, and degree programs to all current Federal employees, spouses, and their legal dependents.
Under the expanded terms, Federal employees new to UMUC can now save five percent on graduate Cybersecurity, Business Administration and Data Analytics programs, which previously were not discounted.

In addition to the discounted rate, the alliance between OPM and UMUC also allows Federal subject matter experts to work with UMUC curriculum developers to infuse a public sector perspective into courses designed to prepare students for possible future Federal employment.Continue Reading

UMUC Earns Top 10 Ranking for 3rd Consecutive Year in Military Times’ Best for Vets: Colleges

ADELPHI, Md., Dec. 16, 2016 – Military Times recently announced its Best for Vets: Colleges 2017 rankings and UMUC is listed in the top ten (#7) for the third consecutive year. The eighth annual rankings factor in the results of Military Times’ comprehensive school-by-school survey of veteran and military student offerings and rates of academic achievement.Continue Reading

UMUC Launches Guide to Cyber Experts and Blog to Address Today’s Threat Landscape

ADELPHI, Md., Nov. 10, 2016 – In an effort to address growing government and private sector interest in cybersecurity technology, policy, management and careers, University of Maryland University College (UMUC) has launched its Guide to Cyber Experts and announces the re-launch of its Cyber Connections blog focusing on news, insights, opinion and advice related to all things “cyber.”Continue Reading

Industry Experts to Answer Questions About Private Sector and Government Cyber Threats Nov.4

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ADELPHI, Md. (Nov 1. 2016)―Join University of Maryland University College (UMUC) for “Interconnected and Unprotected: The Cybersecurity Dilemma,” a one-day symposium that brings together leading cybersecurity experts to provide insight into the challenges, concerns, solutions and new opportunities in this vast arena called “cyber.” Attend on-site or online.Continue Reading

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Can Our Elections Systems Be Hacked?

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Editor’s Note: Weekly throughout October—Cybersecurity Awareness Month—UMUC will be sharing tips, best practices and information to help you protect your data and personal information and become more aware of cybersecurity issues in our daily lives. Week 1 featured “Hack” to School, the top eight tips for students’ safety. During Week 2, we shared Five Proverbs to Live By to survive in cyberspace. In Week 3, we offered 5 Action Items to Secure the Workplace. This week, in the run-up to the 2016 Presidential Election, Balakrishnan Dasarathy, PhD, UMUC Professor & Program Chair, Cybersecurity and Information Assurance, answers a timely question about the integrity of U.S. elections. Continue Reading

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: 5 Action Items to Secure the Workplace

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Editor’s Note: Weekly throughout October—Cybersecurity Awareness Month—UMUC will be sharing tips, best practices and information to help you protect your data and personal information and become more aware of cybersecurity issues in our daily lives. Week 1 featured “Hack” to School, the top eight tips for students’ safety. During Week 2, we shared Five Proverbs to Live By to survive in cyberspace. This week, Balakrishnan Dasarathy, PhD, UMUC Professor & Program Chair, Cybersecurity and Information Assurance, wonders … Continue Reading