National Security Collaboration Center


The goal of this initiative is to establish a National Security Collaboration Center (NSCC) at UTSA to advance research, education, and workforce development in the areas of cybersecurity, data analytics, and cloud computing. The NSCC will build a collaborative and impactful ecosystem engaging government, industry and academia to solve the nation’s greatest issues surrounding cybersecurity. This initiative includes the construction of the new Computational Research Building (CRB), a 5-story facility that will include a Cyber Laboratory/Range, Data Analytics Laboratory, Cloud Computing and Visualization technologies and an Innovation Factory.

Great Multicultural Discovery Enterprise


  • Build a facility (Computational Research Building) to enhance the cybersecurity ecosystem in the region​
  • Build/launch a federally sponsored research center with federal partners
  • Build/launch a computational Innovation Factory to feed innovation in San Antonio​
  • Expand UTSA’s ability to conduct applied and classified research

Committee Members

Bernard Arulanandam
Interim Vice President for Research, Economic Development and Knowledge Enterprise
Nicole Beebe
Director, Cyber Center for Security and Analytics and Associate Professor of Information Systems and Cyber Security, COB
Christine Burke
Director for Commercialization and Innovation
Jessica Fernandez
Director of Contracts and Industrial Agreement
Marjie French
Vice President for External Affairs
Kathy Funk-Baxter
Vice President for Business Affairs
Sarah Hada 
Senior Communications Coordinator for UTSA Research
Jana Kennelly
Assistant Vice President for Development
Brent League
Director of Research Computing Support Group
Robert McKinley
Associate Vice President, Insitutute for Economic Development
Harry Millwater
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, COE
Robert Mitchell
Research Security Manager
Javier Oyakawa
Business and Economic Researcher, Institute of Economic Development
Benjamin Perry
University Architect
Jaclyn Shaw
Director for Research Support
Thomas Tunstall
Director of Research, Institute of Economic Development
Bryan Wilson
Interim VP for Information Technology
Floyd Wormley
Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Biology, COS

Meeting Documents, Presentations and News


  • Identify Government and Industry Partnerships
    January 2017 - December 2017

  • Conduct Economic Impact Study
    December 2017

  • Launch Strategic Planning Committee
    January 2018

  • Secure Industry and Government Partnerships
    January 2018 - December 2018

  • Building Programming/Construction Planning
    January 2018 - December 2018

  • Finalize Construction Funding Model
    April 2018

  • Fundraising

  • Construction
    To Be Determined