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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 [...]

2017-03-10T14:38:36+00:00March 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 [...]

2017-01-26T16:58:40+00:00January 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. […]

2017-01-16T22:38:58+00:00November 10th, 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 [...]

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|