[caption id="attachment_25665" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="The Cyber Security Education Consortium has more than 1,200 students. "]The Cyber Security Education Consortium has more than 1,200 students. [/caption]

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $2.7 million grant to an eight-state consortium of technology centers and community colleges that is working to block cyber attacks and stop the loss of high-tech jobs in the U.S., officials said Oct. 14.

The three-year grant to the Cyber Security Education Consortium will help train a new generation of cyber warriors whose job it will be to prevent potentially crippling internet-based...

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