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 [...]

2017-01-13T16:43:28+00:00October 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 [...]

2017-01-16T22:45:12+00:00August 15th, 2016|News|

The Health of the CIC

Q&A session gives an update on our burgeoning tech industry As the oil and gas industry took a huge hit last year and the economy in Louisiana stutters, slowing tax collections and revenue income, creating massive budget holes, the need for a new industry is never more apparent than right now. For more than eight years, [...]

2017-01-16T22:47:31+00:00August 8th, 2016|News|

Bossier Schools Receives $1.5M Grant to Launch Project SOAR

When Bossier Schools begins the 2016-17 academic year, it will be all systems go as the district launches Project SOAR (Supporting Opportunities for Achievement and Resilience), a five-year academic and mental health initiative that will benefit more than 6,700 students attending 11 schools across the district. Project SOAR is aimed at expanding the arts while, [...]

2017-01-17T15:24:31+00:00July 29th, 2016|News|

Customer Engagement Center to offer hundreds of jobs

A new CSRA Customer Engagement Center set to open in Bossier City is anticipated to bring 300 jobs to help resolve complaints from CSRA’s federal government customers. The Virginia-based company plans to fill at least 150 positions within the next 12 months and the remaining jobs by the two-year mark.  […]

2017-01-13T16:46:36+00:00July 5th, 2016|News|

Bossier Parish wins national honor

BOSSIER PARISH, La. (Press Release) — Bossier Parish has been named winner of a 2016 Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo) for its program, “Developing an Innovation Hub,” in the Community/Economic Development category. […]

2017-01-17T15:08:55+00:00June 29th, 2016|News|

Cybersecurity: 6 schools with the right stuff

For all of the finger-pointing and blame-shifting that followed the massive hacks of the Office of Personnel Management, lawmakers and officials agree on this much: The federal government needs more cybersecurity professionals. That obvious and seemingly insatiable demand has spawned a variety of cybersecurity training programs, some of which cater to veterans and others to [...]

2017-01-13T16:49:35+00:00September 3rd, 2015|News|