Program Lead, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE)
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Bill Newhouse is a cybersecurity advisor in the Security Outreach and Integration Group in Computer Security Division which is part of the Information Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Mr. Newhouse is the program lead for the NIST team leading the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), an effort with over 20 Federal partners, academia, and industry to improve the cyber behavior, skills, and knowledge of every segment of the population, enabling a safer cyberspace. Mr. Newhouse represents NIST on many interagency and public-private partnerships. He currently co-chairs the Networking and Information Technology R&D Cyber Security and Information Assurance Interagency Working Group that was principally responsible for the Strategic Plan for the Federal Cybersecurity Research and Development Program published in 2011. He is currently part of the program committee planning a 2014 Cybersecurity Innovation Forum being held in Baltimore in late January. This event will bring the content, expertise and momentum from the Trusted Computing Conference and the IT Security Automation Conference, and previous discussions on Information Sharing into a single event.
Before coming to NIST, Bill spent five years in the Office of the Secretary of Defense where he worked initially with the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (ASD(R&E) and then with the Office of the Chief Information Officer for Identity and Information Assurance focused on cybersecurity R&D. Bill was part of the Defense Venture Catalyst Initiative (DeVenCI) using it to focus on cybersecurity. He led the effort to build a collaborative space known as IA Connect where the DoD cybersecurity workforce could share their combined experience regarding products and vendors. Mr. Newhouse is a graduate of both the Georgia Institute of Technology and George Washington University and has been with the federal government for over 26 years.
Tuesday, September 17, 11:40-11:50am - Introduction to Track Session