DES MOINES - The Des Moines Area Community College will receive more than $1.6 million to establish an Electronic Crime Institute.
The Department of Justice is funding the new program.
Senator Tom Harkin, a Democrat, says the funding will help boost DMACC's technology and improve the quality of education at the school.
Senator Charles Grassley, a Republican, says the money provides resources for criminal justice students, current law enforcement and the public in an effort to prevent cyber crime.
The Electronic Crime Institute will provide digital forensics training and more technology to work on cybercrimes such as identity theft.