HERNDON, Va., Sept. 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ManTech International Corporation (Nasdaq:MANT) and regionally accredited Kaplan University have partnered to provide tailored cyber degree programs that prepare ManTech employees for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification and may be applied toward bachelor's and master's degrees in cybersecurity.
"ManTech's new education initiative builds on our strategy to attract and develop our nation's finest cyber talent to support our clients' missions," said Kevin M. Phillips, ManTech President and Chief Operating Officer. "The best weapons in the cyber domain are knowledge and hands-on experience. We are putting this principle to work by equipping our cyber experts to be the best in the business."
"When we introduced our bachelor's and master's degrees in cybersecurity more than two years ago, we recognized a big and growing need for educational support for working adult learners in this field," said Dr. Betty Vandenbosch, President of Kaplan University. Dr. Vandenbosch noted that by some expert accounts, global cybersecurity spending is projected to exceed $1 trillion in the next five years. "ManTech is making an important investment in their employees and our partnership is centered on helping them realize a great return," Dr. Vandenbosch added.
Kaplan University courses are available online so students have the flexibility of when and where they can study.
About ManTech International Corporation
ManTech provides innovative technologies and solutions for mission-critical national security programs for the intelligence community; the departments of Defense, State, Homeland Security, Health and Human Services, Veteran Affairs and Justice, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); the health and space community; and other U.S. government customers. ManTech's expertise includes cybersecurity; software and systems development; enterprise information technology; multi-discipline intelligence; command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR); program protection and mission assurance; systems engineering; supply chain management and logistics; test and evaluation (T&E); training; and management consulting. Additional information on ManTech can be found at www.mantech.com.
About Kaplan University
Kaplan University offers a different school of thought for higher education. It strives to help adult students unlock their talent by providing a practical, student-centered education that prepares them for careers in some of the fastest-growing industries. The University, which has its main campus in Davenport, Iowa, and its headquarters in Chicago, is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. Kaplan University serves approximately 32,000 online and campus-based students. The University has 13 campuses in Iowa, Indiana, Nebraska, Maryland, Maine and Wisconsin, and Kaplan University Learning Centers in Maryland and Missouri.
Kaplan University is part of Kaplan Higher Education LLC and Kaplan, Inc., which serves over one million students globally each year through its array of higher education, test preparation, professional education, English-language training, university preparation, and offerings to individuals, institutions, and businesses. Kaplan has operations in over 30 countries, employs more than 15,000 full- and part-time professionals, and maintains relationships and partnerships with more than 1,000 school districts, colleges, and universities, and over 2,600 corporations and businesses. Kaplan is a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company (NYSE: GHC) and its largest division. For more information, please visit www.Kaplan.com.
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