NSA opens co-op pro­gram to comm. col­lege stu­dents

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The Na­tional Se­cu­rity Agency has opened up its ed­u­ca­tional co-op pro­gram to com­mu­nity col­lege stu­dents. The Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land will host an in­for­ma­tion ses­sion for el­i­gi­ble stu­dents at 6 p.m. Wed­nes­day, Sept. 14, at the La Plata Cam­pus in the Cen­ter for Busi­ness and In­dus­try, BI Build­ing, Room 113, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata.

The NSA pro­gram pro­vides paid em­ploy­ment dur­ing al­ter­nat­ing semesters, tu­ition re­im­burse­ment and one class pre-paid dur­ing the ac­cepted stu­dent’s “off” semesters.

CSM stu­dents who have de­clared one of the fol­low­ing ma­jors — cy­ber­se­cu­rity, in­for­ma­tion sys­tems se­cu­rity, com­puter science, com­puter en­gi­neer­ing and elec­tri­cal en­gi­neer­ing — and have com­pleted no more than 24 credit hours to­ward a de­gree, may be el­i­gi­ble to ap­ply for a paid in­tern­ship. Stu­dents also must be U.S. cit­i­zens and be able to pass a back­ground check.

Hayes will ex­plain the NSA co-op pro­gram, and CSM Ca­reer Ser­vices will be on hand to help stu­dents pol­ish their ap­pli­ca­tion ma­te­ri­als.

CSM was des­ig­nated a Na­tional Cen­ters of Aca­demic Ex­cel­lence in Cy­ber De­fense 2-Year Ed­u­ca­tion by the NSA and the U.S. Depart­ment of Home­land Se­cu­rity for the sec­ond time last fall. The col­lege joins 23 of the more than 1,200 com­mu­nity col­leges across the na­tion to re­ceive the honor, which rec­og­nizes the qual­ity of the col­lege’s cy­ber­se­cu­rity ed­u­ca­tional prac­tices and cur­ricu­lum.

Ac­cord­ing to the Na­tional Ini­tia­tive for Cy­ber­se­cu­rity Ed­u­ca­tion, the global short­age of skilled se­cu­rity prac­ti­tion­ers is pre­dicted to reach 1.5 mil­lion by 2020. In the U.S., there are more than 209,000 un­filled cy­ber­se­cu­rity jobs and the de­mand for in­for­ma­tion se­cu­rity pro­fes­sion­als is ex­pected to grow by 53 per­cent through 2018, ac­cord­ing to an in­de­pen­dent anal­y­sis of num­bers from the Bureau of La­bor Sta­tis­tics.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the Sept. 14 ses­sion, con­tact Hayes at 301934-7564 or WHayes1@ csmd.edu.

An­nual Nan­je­moy Her­itage Day sched­uled for Oct. 8

On Satur­day, Oct. 8, the 16th an­nual Nan­je­moy Her­itage Day will be held noon to 3 p.m. at the Nan­je­moy Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 4375 Port To­bacco Road.

The Depart­ment of Com­mu­nity Ser vices Aging Divi­sion is re­quest­ing old fam­ily pho­tos and Nan­je­moy ar­ti­facts to show­case. If you have a piece of Nan­je­moy her­itage to share, or you would like to be part of the pa­rade with a clas­sic ve­hi­cle or an­tique farm equip­ment, con­tact the Nan­je­moy Com­mu­nity Cen­ter co­or­di­na­tor at 301-2469612.

The fes­tiv­i­ties will be­gin with a lively pa­rade. Fol­low­ing the pa­rade, par­tic­i­pants will en­joy live mu­sic, crafts for the kids, face paint­ing, area artists, lo­cal her­itage dis­plays, clas­sic cars, games, and more. Re­fresh­ments and sou­venir T-shirts will be avail­able.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-246-9612. Cit­i­zens with spe­cial needs may con­tact the Mary­land Re­lay Ser­vice at 711, or Re­lay Ser­vice TDD at 800-735-2258.

Two school zones added to au­to­mated speed en­force­ment pro­gram

The Charles County Sher­iff’s Of­fice Au­to­mated Speed En­force­ment Unit will be adding two new school zones to the au­to­mated speed en­force­ment pro­gram in Oc­to­ber. The new lo­ca­tions are T.C. Martin El­e­men­tary School, 6315 Oliver Shop Road in Bryan­town, and St. Charles High School, 5305 Piney Church Road in Wal­dorf.

The CCSO cur­rently has a to­tal of four mo­bile cam­eras that are moved ev­ery two weeks to ap­proved school zones in­clud­ing: • Thomas Stone High School, 3785 Leonard­town Road, Wal­dorf • West­lake High School, 3300 Mid­dle­town Road, Wal­dorf • Mau­rice J. McDonough High School, 7165 Mar­shall Cor­ner Road, Pom­fret • Gen­eral Small­wood Mid­dle School, 4990 In­dian Head High­way, In­dian Head • William E. Wade El­e­men­tary School, 2300 Small­wood Drive West, Wal­dorf • Berry El­e­men­tary School, 10155 Berry Road, Wal­dorf • Dr. James Craik

El­e­men­tary School, 7725 Mar­shall Cor­ner Road, Pom­fret • Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer El­e­men­tary School, 2820 Jenifer School Lane, Wal­dorf • Mal­colm El­e­men­tary School, 14760 Po­plar Hill Road, Wal­dorf • Grace Chris­tian Academy, 13000 Zekiah Drive, Wal­dorf As a cour­tesy, the lo­ca­tions of the cam­eras are posted weekly on the sher­iff’s of­fice Face­book page. Also: • Cam­eras are ac­ti­vated Mon­day through Fri­day, all year long, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. with the ex­cep­tion of Wade El­e­men­tary School which op­er­ates from 7 a.m. un­til 6 p.m. • Ci­ta­tions are is­sued to the reg­is­tered owner of the ve­hi­cle and only if the speed was 12 mph or more over the posted speed limit. • A school zone speed cam­era vi­o­la­tion is a $40 fine with no points.

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