SAIC Selects Capella University to Provide Education Cohort for its Employees

Capella University, an accredited online university that has built its reputation by providing high quality online degree programs for working adults, was selected by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) [NYSE: SAI] to design an education cohort for its employees. The cohort will be created for SAIC employees who enroll into the online university’s master’s degree program focusing on Information Assurance and Security.

SAIC is a Fortune 500 scientific, engineering, and technology applications company delivering services and solutions in national security, energy and the environment, critical infrastructure, and health. The company’s approximately 45,000 employees serve customers in the U.S. Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, other U.S. Government civil agencies and selected commercial markets.

"Cybersecurity is a high growth area for SAIC as it plays a critical role across all of the markets we serve," said Matthew McDonald, vice president, Cyber Security and Cyber Project Management Office at SAIC. "Closely aligning our employees’ professional skills and goals with Capella University’s information assurance and security program will help enhance the cybersecurity solutions we offer to customers."

Capella University is one of the select four-year colleges and graduate-level universities designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAEIAE). The designation is for the academic years 2007–2012. The online master’s specialization in Information Assurance and Security is designed around the domains of knowledge in the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) certification.

Capella University offers the specialization at the graduate certificate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree level. More than 37,100 students are pursuing an online degree at Capella University (, with 32 percent enrolled in Capella’s doctoral degree programs, and 48 percent enrolled in Capella’s master’s degree programs.

About Capella University
Capella University is an accredited online university* that has built its reputation by providing quality online degree programs for working adults. Eighty percent of Capella students are currently enrolled in master’s or doctoral online degree programs in business, counseling, education, health administration, human services, information technology, nursing, psychology, public administration, public health, public safety, and social work. Capella also offers bachelor’s degree programs in business, information technology, nursing, psychology, public administration, and public safety. Within those areas, Capella currently offers 137 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 16 certificate programs. More than 37,100 learners were enrolled as of March 31, 2010, from all 50 states and 52 other countries. Capella is committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Founded in 1993, Capella University is a wholly owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company, headquartered in Minneapolis. For more information, please visit or call 1-888-CAPELLA (227-3552).


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