Norwich University will receive $7 million in federal funds to advance its cybersecurity education and research programs.
Sen. Patrick Leahy announced three contracts Friday, including $6 million from the Department of Homeland Security to develop a simulation-based cyber-exercise tool for the country’s energy sector.
The other funding will provide scholarships to students and develop a research track on energy resilience.
“The power grid goes out and nobody knows where it came from,” Leahy said. “You don’t know who you can respond to, you don’t know which national power did this to us. The threat will be met at a place like this.”
Norwich University is considered a national leader in cybersecurity education.