About NICE

  • NICE is a national initiative to address the cybersecurity workforce needs of government and the private sector
  • NICE’s focus is on cybersecurity workforce education, training, and career development
  • NICE is a public-private partnership between government, academia, and the private sector
  • NICE seeks to build upon existing successful programs and catalyze new innovations and experiments to help meet the growing demand for a skilled cybersecurity workforce
  • NICE’s emerging strategic direction strives to:
    • Accelerate learning and skills development to fill cybersecurity jobs;
    • Increase the pipeline of a diverse cybersecurity workforce; and
    • Advance cybersecurity career development and the emerging profession
  • NICE coordinates government cybersecurity workforce programs across over 20 different departments and agencies
  • NICE collaborates with industry to understand its cybersecurity workforce needs and identify talent management challenges and opportunities
  • NICE cooperates with k-12 schools and institutions of higher education to establish innovative credential and degree programs
  • The National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework is a key resource in the promotion of a standard lexicon for cybersecurity careers
  • NICE anticipates the development of a Jobs Heat Map that will visualize cybersecurity workforce demand and the supply of prepared workers in the U.S.
  • NICE seeks to identify cybersecurity workforce data and project future trends
  • NICE is part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • NICE was established in 2010 to implement recommendations contained in the Cyberspace Policy Review and Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative
How to get involved with NICE
  • Share your innovative programs or practices with NICE staff (see below)
  • Participate in annual NICE Conference (coming in November 2015)
  • Contribute to state and regional NICE365 events in your area
  • Consult the National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework
  • Send comments or suggestions for improving the national initiative (see below)
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