The Department of Information Technology and Management has a variety of government, industry, and academic partnerships: The National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security have designated Illinois Tech as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education.
The ITM department is a Microsoft IT Academy, an Oracle Academy, a VMware IT Academy, a CompTIA Authorized Academy, and a corporate member of the Association of Information Technology Professionals. The department is an active participant in the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group in Information Technology Education (SIGITE). Department faculty are active in ABET, the accrediting body for university engineering and computing programs, and ISACA, the Information Systems Audit and Control Association.
In addition, the department collaborates with government, industry and academia in the following ways.