The CECOR Consortium is creating a national cybersecurity workforce dedicated to ensuring national security.

Co-Curricular Engagement

Cybersecurity graduate and undergraduate students research key questions in economic development, measurement and policy issues that require the critical workforce skills that are also required in the cybersecurity industry.

Download July 15, 2019


Federal HBCU Opportunity Zone Research Internship Program

July 15, 2019 - OppZone Research Virtual Intern Program Announcement

Remarks & Discussion

Secretary Ben Carson

U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development

Virtual Research Intern Agency Sponsors

U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Policy Development & Research

Christopher Bourne

David Byrd

Deputy Assistant Secretary
For Innovation

Deputy Assistant Secretary
For Policy Development

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Policy Development and Research (HUD-PD&R) and the Council Board of Exchange  – Looking Forward Research & Development (Council) are working with HBCU Anchor Institutions for community resilience and Virtual HUD HBCU/MSI Virtual student research internships.  

This partnership work to improve the economic sustainability of a targeted group of opportunity zones by empowering their residents with opportunities to achieve economic self-sufficiency via workforce development and job readiness and by harnessing the power of public and private organizations that impact educational outcomes.

Virtual Research Interns are managed by the Council and through University led partnerships like CECOR.  Student assignments are in part inspired to discover evidence based program coordination or thrugh investigation of residents opportunities from traditional academic and career institutions to build a more resilient and inclusive community.

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Opportunity Zone & Emerging Citizen Technology Research

Norfolk State University, Cybersecurity Complex


Design Based Research





Minority Technology Companies

Higher Education Students

Universities and Colleges


"Change is the only thing we can trust will persist"

Karl Cureton, Chairman Emeritus, National Minority Technology Council

Executive Chairman, Council Exchange Board of Trade



The National Minority Technology Council (NMTC) is merging with the Council Exchange Board of Trade (Council Exchange).


NMTC will govern the membership and vendor governance process and the Council Exchange will operate both Looking Forward Research & Development and research the creation of an Qualified Opportunity Fund Private Fund Complex.

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As a new global industry force we are determined to ensure that all human beings can enjoy prosperous and fulfilling lives and that economic, social and technological progress occurs in harmony with the needs of the individual and the needs of the communities we serve.

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Sustainable Development Goals 2019-2026

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