Brown bag lunch held for USM students in new national security course

Brown bag lunch held for USM students in new national security course

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Nearly three dozen University of Southern Mississippi students will spend the summer helping the government solve complex technology problems.

They'll be taking a course called, Hacking For Defense.

It's being offered for the first time at USM.

Students will work in groups to create solutions for the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, as well as the intelligence community.

Wednesday, USM hosted a brown bag lunch at the Chain Technology Center for current and prospective students.

"The course is designed to have teams of four come together with real world problems that are faced on the battlefield for the war fighter, to come and solve those problems with a minimum viable product within 10 to 16 weeks," said Dan DeMott, course co-instructor.

USM is one of only eight universities in the country offering the course.