UMKC Enters Partnership with U.S. Cyber Command

UMKC is the first university to sign a partner with the U.S. Cyber Command.

Posted May 20, 2024

The University of Missouri-Kansas City announced it has entered into a partnership with the United States Cyber Command, the first university in the country to do so.

The two entities entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement to make breakthroughs in artificial intelligence and cybersecurity.

UMKC is the first university in the country to sign the research agreement with the USCC and is the second to be signed by the command overall, according to a release. UMKC also signed an Educational Partnership Agreement with the USCC, offering internships, guest lectures and state-of-the-art research facilities for the university’s students.

“This partnership represents a key milestone in demonstrating the technical relevance of UMKC and the Missouri Institute for Defense and Energy’s (MIDE) faculty, staff and students,” Travis Fields, Ph.D., interim director of MIDE said in the release. “We are excited to work on research and development cyber solutions for the Department of Defense.”

The USCC was established in 2010 as part of the U.S. Department of Defense.