Strategic Partners

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Institute of Applied Engineering at USF
The Institute aspires to be a world-class research and education center dedicated to seeking solutions to the security and economic challenges facing the nation.

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Florida Center for Cybersecurity (Cyber Florida)
Driving Florida to become a national leader in cybersecurity education, academic and practical research, and community outreach and engagement.

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U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM)
One of the eleven unified combatant commands of the U.S. Department of Defense. It was established in 1983. Its Area of Responsibility (AOR) includes the Middle East, including Egypt in Africa, and Central Asia and parts of South Asia.

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U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
USSOCOM develops and employs fully capable Special Operations Forces to conduct global special operations and activities as part of the Joint Force to support persistent, networked and distributed Combatant Command operations and campaigns against state and non-state actors to protect and advance U.S. policies and objectives.

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USF College of Arts & Sciences
The College of Arts and Sciences is the intellectual heart of the University of South Florida. We are a community of teachers and scholars united in the belief that broadly educated people are the basis of a just, free, and prosperous society.

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Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies
Based at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C., the NESA Center is today the preeminent U.S. Department of Defense institution for promoting security cooperation with partner countries in the NESA region.

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MacDill Air Force Base
Located in Tampa, MacDill AFB is home to U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command, along with the 6th Air Refueling Wing.

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Institute for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies (IREES)
IREES was established to improve knowledge and understanding of Russia, Europe, and Eurasia, and to advance global education at USF. The Institute seeks to enhance the education of students in various fields and disciplines and to train the next generation of regional specialists. 

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Global Virus Network
The GVN is an essential and critical defense against viral disease. It is a coalition comprised of leading virologists spanning 71 Centers, 9 Affiliates, and 40 countries worldwide. No single institution in the world has expertise in all viral areas. GVN brings the best medical virologists together to leverage individual strengths and to focus global teams of scientists on key scientific problems.