Sign Up for CSCI 599 Hacking for Defense, Spring 2019!

November 8, 2018

Sign Up for CSCI 599 Hacking for Defense, Spring 2019

Attend an info session: November 14 at 10:00am in DRB 146

RSVP HERE (so we have enough food!)

Hacking for Defense (H4D) provides students with the opportunity to learn how to work with the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC) to address the nation’s emerging threats and security challenges.

In this course, teams of 3-5 students from interdisciplinary backgrounds develop minimum viable products (MVPs) and prototypes that match DoD/IC users’ needs by the end of the semester.

Using Lean Startup Methodology, and working closely with their problem sponsors, mentors, and military liaisons, the student teams work together to bring a product or service to market.

Why take this class:

  1. You’ll work on hard, gnarly problems, while contributing to national service.
  2. You’ll work on real national security issues, with real national security leaders.
  3. You’ll learn Lean Startup methodology to help you build efficient and successful startups, and develop skills to solve problems in any organization.

Problem sponsors include the National Security Agency (NSA), U.S. Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER), U.S. Navy (USN), Air Mobility Command, U.S. Marine Corps.

All nationalities/citizenship are encouraged to apply. Graduate and upper division undergraduate students both welcome.

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Published on November 8th, 2018

Last updated on November 8th, 2018