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
  • NICE values communication, collaboration, inclusion, evidence, action and results

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Strategic Goals (Draft September 8, 2015)

    Goal 1:    Accelerate Learning and Skills Development

    • Invoke a sense of urgency in both the public and private sectors to address the shortage of a skilled workforce
    • Stimulate approaches and techniques that can more rapidly increase the supply of qualified cybersecurity workers
    • Reduce the time and cost for obtaining knowledge, skills, and abilities for in demand work roles
    • Pursue displaced workers or underemployed individuals who are available and motivated
    • Identify and fill gaps in cybersecurity skills training to support identified workforce needs
    Goal 2:    Nurture a Diverse Learning Community

    • Encourage creative and effective efforts to increase the number of underrepresented populations
    • Inspire cybersecurity career awareness, exploration, and preparedness with students in elementary and secondary schools
    • Strengthen formal education programs, co-curricular experiences, training and certifications, and employer-based training
    • Build on institutional initiatives to improve student success by establishing academic pathways for cybersecurity careers
    • Explore international approaches that could inform practice in the United States or that NICE could influence
    Goal 3:    Guide Career Development and Workforce Planning

    • Promote the National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework and encourage sector implementations
    • Identify and analyze data sources that project present and future workforce demand and supply of qualified cybersecurity workers
    • Explore tools and techniques that effectively measure and validate knowledge, skills, and abilities
    • Identify and promote effective practices and solutions that enhance recruitment, hiring, promotion, and retention
    • Promote tools that assist human resource professionals and hiring managers with talent management

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