University of Fairfax partners with Defense Acquisition University on Cybersecurity


Earlier this week CivSource reported on the Big Data Institute announced by the University of Virginia and its possible overlapping work with the state’s cyber security initiative Semper Secure. Now, the University of Fairfax and Defense Acquisition University are joining in. Military and civilian government employees and contractors who have completed Defense Acquisition University (DAU) coursework may now be able to receive graduate credit towards a master’s or doctoral degree in cybersecurity from the University of Fairfax (UoF).

Under an agreement signed by the two institutions last week, the UoF has conducted a prior learning assessment for a variety of DAU courses and assigned appropriate academic credit toward one of their accredited graduate degrees. The Defense Acquisition University enables the Defense Acquisition Workforce to achieve better acquisition outcomes.

The UoF and DAU Strategic Partnership will facilitate the opportunity for the acquisition workforce to earn critical cybersecurity certifications, as well as master’s and doctoral degrees in cybersecurity at the UoF by applying applicable work educational and training experience as credits toward UoF programs of study.

The partnership will also make the University of Fairfax the first graduate institution focused exclusively on the field of cybersecurity.