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  Dr. James Joshi

Accolades for James Joshi and Security Assured Information Systems (SAIS) curriculum at SIS

James JoshiOn 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 and 4013.

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 is determined--and well on its way to becoming a national leader in Information Assurance education and training. Well done, Pitt.”

  • “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 Washington DC 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 to grow, with the implementation of a recently designed Security Assured Information track.