Executive Summary

The Department of Energy (DOE) in conjunction with National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) designed and implemented the Consortium Enabling Cybersecurity Opportunities and Research (CECOR) to Establish a world-class workforce development, education and research program that combines the strengths of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and national laboratories to create a K-20 pipeline of students to participate in cybersecurity and related fields. This vision established the framework for HBCUs to design programs that would support individual cyber missions that students, faculty, DOE, NNSA and other stakeholders could believe in and get achieve tangible results. The purpose of this assessment is to provide a comprehensive and thorough analysis of Bowie State University’s (BSU) execution of the expectations of the K-20 Cyber Security Workforce Pipeline grant awarded to Norfolk State University in 2014. This assessment will examine the effectiveness of the goals and objectives from academic years 2014 – 2016 established in three program areas, workforce development, education and research. The assessment will discuss budget allocations, challenges, and assumptions set-aside for each program area associated with execution of the K-20 Cybersecurity Workforce Pipeline Consortium’s vision. The Consortium will be referred to as the Consortium Enabling Cybersecurity Opportunities & Research (CECOR).