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Press Release | Sept. 11, 2014

The NDU iCollege Welcomes AMP49 Students

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Contact:  Patricia Coopersmith             
Director of Outreach and Partnerships
National Defense University iCollege                                                                             

(Washington, DC)  The National Defense University’s Information Resources Management College (NDU iCollege) this week welcomed the Advanced Management Program’s (AMP) 49th cohort.  Students will attend an intense 14-week educational experience at the NDU campus on Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, DC.  The AMP is the iCollege’s flagship resident program for rising senior-level managers and leaders responsible for promoting and attaining national and international security goals through the strategic use of information and information technology.  This program is administered in an intensive and highly interactive student-centered educational experience emphasizing leadership skills and abilities. AMP students form a learning community that fosters multiple perspectives on a wide range of issues.  In addition to coursework with professors who are expert in cyber and information leadership, AMP students experience teambuilding, guest speakers, domestic field studies, hands-on time in the iCollege Cyber Labs, and more. 

After an introduction by the iCollege Dean of Students, Colonel Matt Hergenroeder, Dr. Mary McCully, acting chancellor of the iCollege, welcomed the new AMP students and told them a bit about their upcoming 14-week education.  Dr. McCully then introduced Lieutenant General Robert Shea (USMC, Ret., President and CEO of AFCEA), who spoke to the students about leveraging the iCollege's "pool of academic cyber experts."  General Shea noted that, "DoD is only one piece of the nation's cyberspace solution.  There need to be coordinated cyber efforts across Defense, other government agencies, industry, academia, and international partners."  Additionally, he spoke of risk management, configuration control, and taking a holistic view of cyber. 
The AMP curriculum provides participants with the Chief Information Officer certificate, as well as course credit toward the Master of Science in Government Information Leadership (CIO Concentration) degree.  Information Assurance Scholarship Program students require special advisement prior to enrollment.  

The following AMP sessions are scheduled in 2015.  Please contact AMP Director, Russ Quirici at or by calling 1-202-685-3885, with questions. 

AMP 50:
January 8, 2015 - April 17, 2015
Applications due November 14, 2014 (early applications due October 31, 2014)

AMP 51:
September 14, 2015 - December 18, 2015
Application due date is 1 July 2015


About the College – The NDU iCollege, a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) institution, prepares military and civilian leaders to optimize information technology management and secure information dominance in cyberspace.  Although most students are military or DoD civilian employees, the school also accepts federal agency, private sector, and international students into its graduate programs.  Courses at the NDU iCollege are completed on campus and/or online.  For more information about iCollege, please contact or visit the college’s Facebook page or website at

About NDU – National Defense University is the premier national security institution focused on strategic leader development, advanced joint warfighter education, and scholarship.  The University provides rigorous Joint Professional Military Education to members of the U.S. military and select others, to develop leaders who have the ability to operate and creatively think in an increasingly unpredictable and complex world.  For more information about National Defense University, please contact Mark Phillips, NDU Director of Strategic Communications at; or visit