Mac partners with the Critical Infrastructure Institute at the U of I

May 17, 2017 | 1:32 PM

MacMurray College has developed an academic relationship with the Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute (CIRI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The College’s Criminal Justice and Homeland Security Division Chair Bruce Liebe furthered the partnership concept by hosting David M. Nicol, director of the Information Trust Institute and Randall J. Sandone, CIRI executive director, at MacMurray College.

“Your perspectives and insights were most valuable and we are delighted to have you as a CIRI Partner Institution,” Sandone said. “We look forward to integrating your program into our ongoing CIRI research, education and workforce development initiatives.”

The Institute conducts research and education that enhances the resiliency of the nation’s critical infrastructures, and the businesses and public entities that own and operate those assets and systems.

CIRI is one of 10 Centers of Excellence established by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate’s Office of University Programs.

“I envision joint research efforts, internships and faculty professional development opportunities among the mutually beneficial outcomes,” said Liebe. “Critical infrastructure resiliency will continue to be a challenge for government, private sector and non-profit organizations for the foreseeable future and collaboration is needed to reduce overall risk.”

For more information, visit the Homeland Security Program website. 

Pictured: MacMurray College Provost Beverly Rodgers, David M. Nicol, MacMurray College President Mark Tierno, and Bruce Liebe

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