With Hacking in Headlines, K-12 Cybersecurity Ed. Gets More Attention

Amid a steady drumbeat of reports on cyber-espionage and election-related hackings, lawmakers are wrestling with questions of how to best protect the country from digital threats and address a severe shortage of skilled cybersecurity workers. That means new attention for nascent efforts to support cybersecurity education, including in K-12 schools. The National Governors Association, eight [...]

March 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Cyber Innovation Center featured at SXSWedu

Big opportunities and the national spotlight continue to shine on the Cyber Innovation Center and its National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center (NICERC). Thanks to their efforts in K-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM); cyber; and computer science education, CIC was featured at the South By Southwest Edu (SXSWedu) Conference in Austin, Texas. Kevin Nolten, [...]

March 21st, 2017|News|

Cyber Innovation Center wants to weave cybersecurity into K-12 STEM instruction

Among the many ways technology and education intersected at this week’s SXSWedu conference — beyond demonstrations of robotics, virtual reality tools and the use of data analytics to improve learning — were myriad discussions exploring ways to teach technology and computer science skills more effectively. Kevin Nolten lent a voice to those discussions as one [...]

March 10th, 2017|News|

Cyber Innovation Center impacting Shreveport Bossier area

BOSSIER CITY, La. – Cyber Innovation Center works to develop a sustainable knowledge based workforce that can support the growing needs of government, industry, and academia. CIC and the National Cyber Research Park have shaped the economic landscape of northern Louisiana. The investment by the CIC in K-12 education is pivotal. The center has built [...]

January 26th, 2017|News|

New buildings around Bossier City, Benton a sign of major growth

If you build it, they will come. And if all the buildings going up are any indication, Bossier City officials say the people are coming. “I can think of six or eight (new retail buildings being built), right off the top of my head,” said Bossier City Metropolitan Planning Commission Director Sam Marsiglia. […]

November 10th, 2016|News|

Bossier City, Parish may add 20,000 residents by 2019

Bossier City and Bossier Parish are expected to experience a boom in population over the next few years, and administrators believe strong law enforcement, good schools and a reputation for being progressive are all factors in that growth. […]

November 4th, 2016|News|

New jobs coming to CSRA in Bossier thanks to $166M contract

A $166.9 million contract awarded to CSRA by the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) will  create about 35-40 new jobs in the near future at the company’s Integrated Technology Center in Bossier City and many more jobs will follow. CSRA has received the Enterprise Service Operations Center (ESOC) task order award from the DIA, which has a base [...]

October 27th, 2016|News|

LTRI Strengthens Tech Industry

Last year, the Cyber Innovation Center (CIC) and Louisiana Tech University capitalized on their seven-year partnership to create the Louisiana Tech Research Institute (LTRI). The LTRI is a non-profit 501c3 corporation located at the National Cyber Research Park (NCRP) and currently operating out of the CIC. Its mission is aimed at expanding the knowledge-based, 21st [...]

August 15th, 2016|News|