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Federal program funds scholarships nationwide for cybersecurity students, including those at CSUSB
Fontana Herald News
June 24, 2019
Tony Coulson, director of the Cybersecurity Center at Cal State San Bernardino, was quoted in an article about a federal program that funded scholarships for students studying cybersecurity, including two at Cal State San Bernardino, that is in line for more money.
Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-31st District) was instrumental in securing additional funding for the U.S. Department of Defense Cyber Scholarship Program. The House of Representatives passed H.R. 2740, the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Defense, State, Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2020.
The bill includes Aguilar’s provision to appropriate an additional $3 million in funding for the program, bringing funding for the program for the upcoming fiscal year to $10 million. Including the two at CSUSB, 40 scholarships were awarded in 2018.
“These programs are critical to defending our nation in cyberspace. These resources are critical for not only our nation but our region,” said Coulson, a professor of information and decision sciences.
Read the complete article at “Aguilar secures $10 million for key cyber initiative.”

CSUSB professor remembers victims of two attacks about a year apart in Ethiopia
June 24, 2019
Alemayehu G. Mariam, professor emeritus of political science at Cal State San Bernardino, wrote in his column: “As I remembered the terrorist victims of June 23, 2018, another terrorist attack took place on June 22, 2019.
“I had prepared this tribute for release on June 23, 2019, when I heard news of an attempted coup in the Amhara region of Ethiopia and the assassination of Chief of General Staff Saere Mekonen on June 22, 2019.
“I was deeply saddened by the news.
“Is it déjà vu?
“Someone trying to take power by the barrel of the gun, again? Almost exactly a year to the day?
“This was intended to be my memorial tribute to those who died and were wounded on June 23, 2018, in a terrorist attack at Mesqel Square, Addis Ababa.
“Today, it is also my memorial tribute to those who died on June 22, 2019.”
Read the complete article at “June 23, 2018; June 22, 2019: Dates which will live in infamy in Ethiopia.”

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