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The Virginia Cyber Range is led by an executive committee representing public institutions that are nationally recognized centers of academic excellence in cybersecurity within the Commonwealth of Virginia. The nine colleges and universities that are designated as NSA/DHS Cybersecurity Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) or DoD Cyber Crime Center (DC3) National Centers of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence (CDFAE) are listed here:

  1. George Mason University – NSA/DHS CAE in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) and Research (CAE-R)
  2. James Madison University – NSA/DHS CAE-CDE
  3. Lord Fairfax Community College – NSA/DHS CAE -CDE 2-Year Education (CAE-CDE 2Y)
  4. Longwood University – DC3 CDFAE
  5. Norfolk State University – NSA/DHS CAE-CDE
  6. Northern Virginia Community College – NSA/DHS CAE-CDE 2Y
  7. Radford University – NSA/DHS CAE-CDE
  8. Tidewater Community College – NSA/DHS CAE-CDE 2Y
  9. Virginia Tech – NSA/DHS CAE-R

The executive committee will expand as more public Commonwealth colleges are added to the list of nationally recognized centers of academic excellence.