Cal State San Bernardino

National Science Foundation grant awarded to National Security Studies Program to develop new degree programs

Dr. Mark Clark, Director of National Security Studies and Tony Coulson (Information and Decision Sciences, CBPA) were awarded a $484,000, three year grant from the National Science Foundation, to develop new national model curricula in Cyber Security and Intelligence. They have proposed to develop a B.S. degree, housed in the CBPA, and an M.S. degree, housed in the National Security Studies program, in the CSBS. This grant will capitalize on existing work such as Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and the Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence (IC CAE). The IC CAE program was first awarded a five-year, $3.75 million, grant from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence in 2006; and a subsequent five-year, $1.76 million grant from the Defense Intelligence Agency in the Fall of 2012.


In addition to this grant, program Director, Dr. Mark Clark has received well deserved recognition for his work within the field of National Security Studies. He has been invited to become a member of the Academic Advisory Board for the NATO Defense College. Membership is for two years, and he will travel to the annual meeting in Rome, Italy. Members include senior leaders from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and from its partner institutions of the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (a variety of countries from the Middle East) and the Mediterranean Dialogue (seven members). Clark will be the one faculty member from a NATO country, and will be joined by a professor from Egypt. The purpose of the Board will be to review the flagship course for senior military and political leaders from NATO and partner institutions on strategic political and military issues, titled the NATO Regional Cooperation Course. The course includes senior military (Brigadier General) and political officials from NATO and its partner institutions.

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