Champlain College has been designated as a National National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) by the National Security Agency (NSA). The course content and curriculum meet the criteria established by the NSA and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). There are only a little over 100 institutions given this designation in the United States.
The NSA and the DHS jointly sponsor the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) program. The goal of the program is to reduce vulnerability in our national information infrastructure by promoting higher education and research in cyber defense and producing professionals with cyber defense expertise.