Announcements & News

February 2004

Marshall Meets National Security Systems Standards

Marshall has been designated by the Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation Center as meeting the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) National Standards 4011 and 4012.

The CNSS represents a broad cross-section of federal departments and agencies, which set the training standards for information assurance professionals in government and industry.

These standards reflect the federal awareness that consistency in training and education for information assurance is critical to the national infrastructure. The curriculum in Information Systems within the College of Information Technology and Engineering (CITE) and in Forensic Sciences at Marshall were approved for certification.

Dr. Patricia Logan, associate professor in the College of Information Technology and Engineering, and Ron Jewell, CODIS (Combined DNA Index System) administrator in Forensic Sciences, led the effort for Marshall to be recognized as the first institution in West Virginia to have met the two standards in the areas of information, assurance, networks, computer security, computer forensics, enterprise management, database, digital imaging, operating systems, software development and engineering.

The university will receive recognition during the CNSS annual conference April 13-15.