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NDU iCollege Hosts High School Students for Federal IT Job Shadow Day

UNRELEASED | May 12, 2014
(Washington DC) On April 30, 2014, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) National Defense UniversityiCollege hosted 28 students from Benjamin Banneker Academic High School for the annual IT Job Shadow Day. The “IT Job Shadow Day” is an initiative of the U.S. Federal Government and is endorsed by the Department of Defense (DoD) Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and the Federal CIO Council. This is the seventh IT Job Shadow Day that the NDU iCollege has hosted. 

The students participated in a unique career day featuring hands-on computer laboratory experiences where they were shown examples on how to protect data and information on their computers and their smart phones, discussed upcoming IT trends, and explored potential issues regarding critical infrastructure capabilities. The day’s agenda offered a broad overview on information technology and how it is used within government service.

 Banneker students asked many questions of the various presenters/faculty members and offered compelling perspectives throughout the day. According to one student, “I would like to thank you for another wonderfully informative and fun IT Job Shadow day. I truly appreciated all of the time and effort you put into making this day so great.”

The students were greeted by NDU President, Major General Gregg F. Martin, Ph.D., United States Army. Organizers Dr. Stan Boddie, Professor of Systems Management, and Dr. Cassandra Lewis, Assistant Dean for Curriculum, co-planned the event. “The IT Job Shadow Day is an excellent opportunity for the DoD to reach out to high school students and share examples of technology and how itis used within the federal government. The lessons might influence their future career choices,” remarked Dr. Lewis.

About the College - The NDU iCollege, a U.S. Department of Defense institution, prepares military and civilian leaders to optimize information technology management and secure information dominance within cyberspace. Although most students come from DoD (military and civilians), 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 the college, please contact coopersmithp@ndu.edu or visit the college’s Facebook page or temporary website: https://icollege.ndu.edu. 

NDU is the premier national security institution focused on advanced joint warfighter education, leader development, and scholarship. The University provides rigorous Joint Professional Military Education to members of the U.S. Armed Forces and select others in order to develop leaders who have the ability to operate and creatively think in an unpredictable and complex world. For more information about the National Defense University, please contact: Daniel Magalotti, Acting Public Affairs Officer, at 202-685-3140 or daniel.magalotti@ndu.edu; or visit www.ndu.edu.