Strategic Initiative:  Information Technology Education

Conduct feasibility study to support new academic technology division

Initiative Description:

  • Substantially increase the number of USNA graduates each year with significant expertise in Information Technology (IT); achieve by graduating class of 2010
  • Applicable academic programs include Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Systems Engineering, and potential new programs in Information Systems and/or Information Technology
  • Integrate and co-locate academic disciplines contributing significantly to this goal
  • Develop next generation Knowledge-Centric Warfare laboratory
  • Include military construction of new academic building to house these activities

Expected Outcome/Benefit:

  • Satisfy current and urgent Navy and Marine Corps need for officers having significant expertise in Information Technology
  • Expand cadre of naval officers who will develop and lead employment of knowledge-centric naval forces

Executive Sponsor:  Academic Dean and Provost

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