“Coast Guard Academy Cadets Prepare to Join the Fleet” –Seapower

A team from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy participated in the National Security Agency’s 20th annual National Cyber Exercise (NCX), a three-day cyber competition that tests the offensive and defensive cybersecurity skills virtually, April 8-10, 2021. The Coast Guard Academy recently instituted a Cyber Systems degree to meet the needs of the services cyber security strategy of defending cyber space, enabling operations, and protecting infrastructure. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Hunter Medley)

The Navy League’s on-line magazine “Seapower” reports on “Billet Night” at the Coast Guard Academy, when cadets learn where they will be going after graduation.

The significant news in the report is that while over 200 will go to afloat units and 20 will go directly to flight school,

The remaining graduates will report to various shore units, including the first graduates of the Academy’s Cyber Systems program. The newly established Cyber Systems degree provides graduates with the skills and ability to defend cyberspace, enable operations, and protect critical maritime infrastructure.

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