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Press Release | July 19, 2012

NDU iCollege Cyber Integration Professors honored by Department of Defense Chief Information Officer

(Washington, DC) The National Defense University (NDU) iCollege partnership of Dr. James E. Kasprzak and Professor James F. Churbuck were recently recognized by the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer (DoD CIO) for having contributed “Exceptional Achievements” to the 12th International Cyber Defense Workshop (ICDW). Professors Kasprzak and Churbuck, both from the iCollege Cyber Integration and Information Operations team, were the second pair of NDU iCollege faculty members to be honored for their contributions in the last two years. The workshop was held June 3-8, 2012, and was sponsored by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration and Chief Information Officer (OASD NII/CIO).

Professors Kasprzak and Churbuck presented on Geo-Location technologies. They addressed the risks and the rewards of using mobile devices -- how devices are useful, and the risks of using the devices in situations where intelligence and security may be compromised. Each workshop was offered twice to accommodate attendees from multiple time zones.

The 2012 ICDW broke an attendance record with 274 individuals registered from the Department of Defense (DoD) and allied partner nations, plus those individuals' team members who participated in the team challenges during the week. Forty-one nations as well as NATO and ENISA were invited.
NDU iCollege Professor Gilliam Duvall, Chair, Cyber Integration and Information Operations Department, commented, “This was an outstanding opportunity for developing cooperation and trust within the international cyberspace communities and with our coalition partners. I am sincerely grateful to have Dr. Jim Kasprzak and Professor Jim Churbuck on the NDU iCollege team; and, I thank them for their revealing seminars. I look forward to future discussions generated by the workshops to promote goodwill and cyberspace strategic planning.”

The International Cyber Defense Workshop (ICDW) helps facilitate international cybersecurity partnering. An education and awareness activity for military cyber security practitioners, the ICDW is hosted by the DoD CIO and held twice annually. The workshop builds technical skills and provides an opportunity for registrants to collaborate with global partners to advance the cyber workforce and minimize cyber threats. For more information on the workshops, please contact Johanna Vazzana, ICDW Program Lead, at email:

About the College - The NDU iCollege, a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) educational institution, prepares leaders to direct the information component of national power by leveraging information and information technology for strategic advantage.  Although a majority of the students come from DoD (military and civilian), the college also accepts federal, state, and local government students, private sector students, and international military and civilian students into its graduate certificate programs and the Government Information Leadership (GIL) Masters Degree program. Courses are completed on campus and/or online. For more information about the NDU iCollege’s programs, please contact: Jolly Sienda at; or for general information about the college, visit:

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