In 2005 the first regional competition was held in what has become known as the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. The following year four regional competitions were held along with the first national competition. In 2007 the national competition continued with state competitions being added to the overall plan. The National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition is well on its way to being established as an annual event with more schools joining the event each year. This paper addresses what the next steps are for the competition if it is to continue to gain recognition among schools and to indeed be established as the single recognized collegiate cyber defense competition.