UTSA releases more details on $90M security collaboration center project
The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) has released more details about its plans to build an estimated $90 million National Security Collaboration Center (NSCC) and School of Data Science (SDS).
The project will provide a large collaborative environment between UTSA students, faculty, and researchers with federal, industry, and private partners for the purpose of advancing research, education, and workforce development in the areas of cybersecurity, data analytics, and cloud computing.
It is envisioned that the new building will be a multi-story 101,050-square-foot building at 506 Dolorosa St. that allows for the NSCC and SDS to have separate identities yet make a singular statement through building design. In addition to the NSCC/SDS space, there must also be flexible academic space to house future institutes and centers.
Some features of the NSCC/SDS building will be:
- Sensitive Compartmentalized Information Facility (SCIF) to conduct classified research;
- Partner work areas including research and design labs and space for incubators and emerging businesses;
- Flexible academic space;
- General instructional space and discipline-specific teaching laboratories;
- Administrative office;
- Research laboratories; and,
- Common and support spaces including a research and instructional data center, security operations center, student competition space, dining and conference rooms, and informal gathering spaces.
According to a request for qualifications (RFQ) issued December 18, the university will shortlist three to four respondents. Deadline for RFQ submissions is February 14, 2020.