Accolades for James Joshi and Security Assured Information
Systems (SAIS) curriculum at SIS
On Wednesday December, 10 2003 the Committee on National
Security Systems (CNSS) offered its congratulations and
announced that SIS professor James Joshi would receive
recognition and a certificate during the CNSS Annual Conference
that will be held on April 13-15, 2004 in Norfolk, Virginia.
Presentations will be made by the Assistant Secretary of
Defense for Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence.
The recognition is for development of curriculum for information
security as reviewed by Information Assurance Courseware
Evaluation (IACE) Review Committee. They validated that
Joshi’s work 100% met CNSS National Standard(s) 4011
Committee reviewers praised Joshi’s submission:
- “The robust course descriptions, as well as the
supplemental information provided, solidly reflect
course content and
otherwise facilitated the evaluation process. All
of the input suggests that the University of Pittsburgh
well on its way to becoming a national leader in
Information Assurance education and training. Well done,
- “Their submission was well documented in all respects.
They have a very robust, impressive, curriculum that
spans several academic disciplines. Their courses contain CNSS/NSTISS
overviews, and their Security and Intelligence Studies
course, PIA 2303, concludes with a mandatory trip to
to see, first hand, how defense policy is made; with
visits to the State Dept, National Security Council, Pentagon,
and others. Their already strong IA curriculum continues
with the implementation of a recently designed Security
Assured Information track.