As part of the DOE strategy to create a sustainable program with the nation’s minority serving institutions, NNSA put together a meeting to discuss its ‘cradle-to-grave’ consortium model and its application to a cybersecurity pipeline. The meeting was held at the Cybersecurity Technology Research Laboratory at the Livermore Valley Open Campus (LVOC). The meeting included faculty and leadership from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Charleston County Public Schools, Silicon Valley companies and representatives from NNSA laboratories.
Dimitri Kusnezov, NNSA's Chief Scientist and Director of the Office of Science and Policy, said the meeting took important steps in shaping the cybersecurity pipeline by aligning commitments from the front end of the pipeline (K-12) and the back end (DOE labs and industry) with those of the HBCUs. The overall goal of this program is to create a sustainable pipeline between DOE’s sites and Minority Serving Institutions in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) mission areas.