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National Initiative For Cybersecurity Education (NICE)

  • NICE is a national initiative to address cybersecurity education and workforce development
  • NICE is a public-private partnership between government, academia, and the private sector
  • NICE will build upon existing successful programs
  • NICE will facilitate change and innovation
  • NICE will bring leadership and vision

Accelerate Learning and Skills Development
  • Explore programs and techniques that can more rapidly increase the supply
  • Reduce the time and cost for obtaining necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities
  • Target displaced workers or underemployed individuals who are available and motivated

Establish a Diverse Learning Community
  • Seek creative and effective efforts to increase the number of underrepresented populations
  • Drive cybersecurity career awareness, exploration, and preparedness into schools and younger populations
  • Leverage formal education programs, technical training and certifications, and co-curricular experiences

Workforce Development and Career Planning
  • Analyze data sources that project present and future workforce demand and supply of qualified workers
  • Explore tools and techniques that effectively measure and validate knowledge, skills, and abilities
  • Identify effective practices and solutions that enhance recruitment, hiring, promotion, and retention

Key Programs and Activities

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