Lt. Governor Brown Announces 2010 BRAC Higher Education Recipients

Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown announced 11 grants to nine institutions through the BRAC Higher Education Fund (see press release at http://www.governor.maryland.gov/ltgovernor/pressreleases/101217.asp).  This is the third and final year for the grant program, which was created through legislation championed by Lt. Governor Brown during the 2008 session.  To date, 39 grants have been awarded to 19 colleges, universities and community colleges totaling more than $3.7 million.  This year’s grants total more than $865,000.

“Base Realignment in Maryland means jobs. BRAC has started and will only accelerate in the New Year, which means we must continue our commitment to developing the nation’s most highly-skilled and highly-trained workforce pipeline,” Lt. Governor Brown said.  “Our renowned colleges, universities and community colleges have provided a national model for building a competitive and innovative economy workforce.  Through the investments we’ve made together on campuses and in students across our state, I’m confident that Base Realignment will help us pull through the final days of this recession more quickly than our neighbors in other states.  The BRAC Higher Education grants have been some of the most important investments we’ve made.”

The 2010 grant recipients include a Master of Science and Associated Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Supply Chain Management at Towson University and Cybersecurity Training at Anne Arundel Community College, among others.  The full list of grants awarded today includes the following programs:

Computer Information Systems and Cybersecurity Training (Anne Arundel Community College, $90,000)

Engineering Technology Software Skills Certificate for the BRAC Workforce (Cecil College, $40,971)

Government Contracting and Logistics Degree Program for the BRAC Workforce (Cecil College, $51,441)

CCBC Cybersecurity Training Institute Virtual Laboratory (Community College of Baltimore County, $87,218)

Maryland Center of Academic Excellence Collaboration Cybersecurity Virtual Resource Lab (Capitol College, $80,475)

Medical Laboratory Technology Program (Frederick Community College, $90,000)

Online Graduate Courses in Information Assurance (Johns Hopkins University, $89,949)

Plus Two Electrical Engineering Programs (Morgan State University, $85,913)

Meeting BRAC Educational Needs in Cyber Forensics (Stevenson University, $92,488)

Expanding the Reach of the IT Programs (Towson University, $73,844)

Master of Science and Associated Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Supply Chain Management (Towson University, $85,728)