Air Force Global Strike Command’s innovation hub STRIKEWERX now open for business at CIC

By Linda Frost, Air Force Global Strike Command Public Affairs BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. — Air Force Global Strike Command launched STRIKEWERX May 28, a new national innovation hub serving as the command’s store front for connecting with industry and academia, finding solutions to the command’s challenges and coming up with innovative ideas to shape [...]

2020-06-02T17:36:31+00:00June 2nd, 2020|News|

La, Ark. governors to lead National Cybersecurity Summit

Posted on May 14, 2019 by KSLA News Click here for the original publication. By KSLA Staff | May 14, 2019 at 9:35 AM CDT - Updated May 14 at 7:06 PM SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson will preside over this year’s National Summit on State Cybersecurity in Shreveport. The [...]

2019-05-15T16:01:18+00:00May 15th, 2019|News|

Edwards wants to beef up cybersecurity efforts: ‘There are more threats out there than you can imagine’

Posted on September 27, 2018 by The Advocate Click here for the original publication. Gov. John Bel Edwards says one of his goals is for Louisiana to have more cybersecurity protections in place than any other state. Edwards, a Democrat, has declared October as Cybersecurity Awareness Month. "There are more threats out there than you can imagine," [...]

2018-10-01T13:30:00+00:00October 1st, 2018|News|

Governor Edwards Names Spohn to Lead Cybersecurity Commission

Posted on December 13th, 2017 by BPTOnline. Click here for the original publication. Gov. John Bel Edwards established by executive order a Louisiana Cybersecurity commission and named Cyber Innovation Center Executive Director Craig Spohn to chair the commission for its first year. “This is the reality. Never in the history of our country has our national security [...]

2017-12-14T14:30:51+00:00December 14th, 2017|News|

Louisiana Tech Strongly Supports New Multi-Purpose Cybersecurity Commission

Posted on December 8th, 2017 by Tom Soto | Categorized under General News Click here for the original publication. Louisiana Tech, creator of the nation’s first four-year undergraduate degree in cyber engineering and is a partner with several industry leaders in various cyber fields, strongly supports the State of Louisiana’s most recent step toward solidifying its national leadership of cybersecurity. [...]

2017-12-11T15:25:48+00:00December 11th, 2017|News|

CIC receives $4M Department of Homeland Security Grant

Last week, the Cyber Innovation Center (CIC), headquartered in Bossier City, Louisiana, received a $4 million continuation grant from the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The CIC is the anchor of the 3,000-acre National Cyber Research Park and serves as the catalyst for the development and expansion of a knowledge-based workforce throughout the [...]

2017-10-09T17:49:26+00:00October 9th, 2017|News|

Louisiana Tech graduates first K-12 Cyber Education recipients

K-12 educators and administrators from Caddo and Bossier Parishes in Louisiana as well as Arkansas and South Carolina have completed the four-course certificate sequence enabling them to add the cyber education teacher credential to their repository of enrichments and certificate enhancements. Approved by the Board of Regents in January 2017, the Cyber Education Certificate is [...]

2017-08-28T16:19:29+00:00August 28th, 2017|News|

CIC: the epicenter of “The ArkLa-Tech Boom”

If you want to see the future of the Arklatex economy, come to the Cyber Innovation Center, and see it through the eyes of Craig Spohn, its Executive Director. "At the foundational level, we are wanting to diversify the local economy," he says, as he sits in his office inside CIC and surveys [...]

2017-07-24T18:47:36+00:00July 24th, 2017|News|

LA Tech to open to academic, research center in Bossier’s cyber park

Louisiana Tech University has partnered with the Cyber Innovation Center to establish a new Academic Success Center in the Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC) STEM Building at the National Cyber Research Park in Bossier City. This facility will enable Louisiana Tech to enhance educational services, provide cyber education and research, support economic development and engage [...]

2017-07-14T20:35:08+00:00July 14th, 2017|News|