Official information about the NSA/DHS National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) Program can be found on the website of the NIETP, the National Information Assurance Education & Training Programs, at https://www.iad.gov/NIETP/index.cfm.
Note: As of May 1, 2018, some commonly used internet browsers considered the security certificates used for the NIETP website invalid. Therefore individuals visiting the NIETP site may receive warnings stating that their connection to the site is not secure.
Key documents available from the NIETP website:
CAE CD Program Guidance - 2019 (.PDF file)
CAE-CD Program Application Resources:
It is recommended that educational institutions interested in applying for CAE-CD designations for the first time join the Application Assistance Program, by submitting the online Applicant Checklist on the CAE Community website.