NSA opens co-op program to comm. college students
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.