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NICE 2017 - 8th Annual Conference & Expo
Dayton, Ohio

NICE K-12 Cybersecurity Education Conference
Nashville, Tennessee

The Director of NICE, Rodney Petersen, was recognized with an Award for Government Excellence in Cybersecurity at the Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (CISSE) annual meeting in Philadelphia, PA. Learn more at (June 15, 2016)

Federal Funding Opportunity to enhance Regional Alliances and Multistakeholder Partnerships to Stimulate (RAMPS) Cybersecurity Education and Workforce Development (May 12, 2016)

NICE Strategic Plan Finalized (April 2016)

NICE released the first edition of a quarterly eNewsletter series to provide subscribers information on academic, industry, and government developments related to NICE, updates from key NICE programs, projects, and the NICE Working Group, and other important news. (April 13, 2016)

2016 Standards Services Curricula Development Cooperative Agreement Program provides financial support for the development of undergraduate and/or graduate level curriculum to integrate standards and standardization information and content into seminars, courses, and learning resources for U.S. colleges and universities. The Standards Services Curricula Development Cooperative Agreement Program is not a cybersecurity-specific grant opportunity, although curricula development that promotes cybersecurity standards would be within scope. (Feb. 5, 2016)

Feds bankroll $4.2M UMass program for cybersecurity training (Jan. 22, 2016)

DHS Announces The 2016 Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative (Jan. 6, 2016)

NSA Announces Day of Cyber (Nov 2015)

6th Annual NICE Conference Presentations NOW ONLINE (Nov. 3-4, 2015)

Cybersecurity Jobs “Heat Map” to Highlight Employer Needs and Worker Skill (October 27, 2015)

The Federal Trade Commission releases Data Security guide for businesses (June 30, 2015)

OPM data breach – what should you do? (June 4, 2015)

TechHire Initiative: Creating Pathways to Better, High-Paying Tech Jobs and Meeting Urgent Employer Demand Across the U.S. (March 10, 2015)

President Obama Speaks at the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection (February 14, 2015)

Florida Congressman Ross spoke on the house floor to recognize the opening of the Florida Center for Cybersecurity on Friday, February 6th, 2015. Congratulations to the University of South Florida (February 4, 2015)

Vice President Biden Announces $25 Million in Funding for Cybersecurity Education at HBCUs - the Department of Energy will provide a $25 million grant over the next five years to support cybersecurity education. The new grant will support the creation of a new cybersecurity consortium consisting of 13 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), two national labs, and a k-12 school district (January 15, 2015)

The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) Hosts Cybersecurity Consortium Members Following White House Announcement of $25 Million in Grants to 13 HBCUs (January 16, 2015)

Report on Education Technology - Skills & Jobs PCAST released a letter report to the President on Information Technology for Targeting Job-Skills Training and Matching Talent to Jobs. (September 29, 2014)

Ready to Work
The White House recently announced its Ready to Work program to equip our workers with the skills to compete in a 21st –century economy. As part of this NICE, which is designed to improve cybersecurity education from K-12 to postgraduate schools in the United States, is taking new actions to expand the number of individuals who are prepared for in-demand cybersecurity jobs. NICE aims to expand pathways to cyber skills and jobs by developing an interactive US map that shows where cybersecurity job openings exist while identifying for applicants the skills the job requires and the training programs available to applicants seeking each job. NICE will also expand its active engagement with employers, academic institutions, and industry to promote cybersecurity education and training programs and opportunities at colleges and universities (particularly community colleges), technical schools, and accredited two-year proprietary schools (July 22, 2014)

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