UNTÂs College of Business Administration gets big grant from Department of Veterans Affairs
UNT's College of Business Administration will use grant money to establish a cyber security project management office within the Department of Veterans Affairs.
DENTON (PRWEB) September 6, 2002 -
Year grant totaling $978,000 to UNTÂs College of Business Administration.
The grant will be used to establish a cyber security project management office within the VA. UNTÂs Leon A. Kappelman, professor and director of the Information Systems Research Center (ISRC), will lead the efforts.
ÂVulnerabilities associated with Internet and other cyber security risks put government, businesses and individual users at risk,Â said Kappelman. ÂThe VA not only protects the personal medical records of millions of veterans, but as the largest health care organization in the US, also plays a key role in homeland security. This is a fantastic opportunity for the College of Business Administration to help the whole country.Â
Kappelman and the ISRC have been assisting the VA in the transformation of how it manages and uses technology to serve the nation's 25 million veterans, and their widows and orphans. In March 2002, he testified before a Congressional subcommittee about the VAÂs progress on integrated enterprise architecture, cyber security and several other major technology initiatives.
Bruce Brody, associate deputy assistant secretary for cyber security for the VA said, "Information security is one of the more complex challenges facing government and industry. We are constantly attempting to bring the appropriate intellectual resources to bear in meeting our immense responsibilities in this arena. Dr. Kappelman and the resources he will provide through the ISRC will contribute substantially to the execution of our mission."
VA is the largest civilian department in the federal government with a budget of over $55 billion, an annual IT budget of about $1.4 billion and over 4000 IT professionals among its total population of 230,000 employees.
Leon A. Kappelman, Ph. D. is a research scientist, teacher, author, speaker and consultant dedicated to helping organizations better manage their information, systems and technology assets. He is considered one of the worldÂs leading technology management experts.