Announcements

Announcements
April 23, 2014

Paul Timmel, a program manager at NIST's National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), is a guest lecturer for a University of Maryland, College Park class this spring. The graduate course, “Special Topics in System Engineering: Cybersecurity for the Smart Grid,” offers students a comprehensive study of the potential threats, vulnerabilities and risks of the smart grid, recent research advances and industrial practices of smart grid cybersecurity, and the fundamentals of smart grid and the necessary background in computer security.

Announcements
April 03, 2014

A notice this week at FedBizOpps.gov is the posting of the official request for proposals (RFP) for the operation, management and administration of a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) in support of NIST's National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence.

The FFRDC will support the NCCoE mission through three major task areas: research, development, engineering and technical support; operations management; and facilities management.

Announcements
April 01, 2014

Michael Daniel, White House Cybersecurity Coordinator, explains the importance of helping state, local, tribal, and territorial government computer security officers implement the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, and recaps the March 27 kick off event at the NCCoE.

Announcements
March 19, 2014

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology invites vendors of technologies for identity and access management to address cybersecurity challenges in the electric power sector in collaboration with the NCCoE.

Announcements
February 24, 2014

NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) has proposed two new building blocks, one to help organizations develop capabilities for attribute based access control, the other to help enterprises address security issues that result from the use of mobile devices to access company resources. The NCCoE invites the public to comment on the draft documents. The comment period is open until March 28, 2014.

Announcements
February 23, 2014

Juniper Networks, Red Hat and Lumeta are the latest companies to become National Cybersecurity Excellence Partners. These organizations have pledged their hardware, software and expertise to the development of standards-based, example solutions to the intractable cybersecurity challenges faced by U.S. businesses. They join 16 other IT market leaders in supporting the mission of the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at NIST.

Announcements
February 23, 2014

On Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at the Maryland State House, U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski (Md.), Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, Montgomery County Maryland Executive Isiah Leggett and Maryland’s Secretary of Economic Development Dominick Murray joined Under Secretary of Commerce and NIST Director Patrick Gallagher to celebrate the signing of the Partnership Intermediary Agreement. Leaders of Intel, Cisco, and Hewlett-Packard, three of the center’s 19 National Cybersecurity Excellence Partners, also attended the ceremony.

Announcements
December 23, 2013

A notice today at FedBizOpps.gov "provides portions of a Draft Request for Proposals (RFP) for non-commercial services posted in accordance with FAR 15.201 for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). This notice is posted in regards to the proposed establishment of a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) to support the mission of the NIST, National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE)."

Announcements
December 22, 2013

ID/DataWeb is the most recent and sixteenth company to become a National Cybersecurity Excellence Partner, pledging to work with the NCCoE to advance the rapid adoption of secure technologies.

National Cybersecurity Excellence Partners contribute hardware, software and expertise to the development of example solutions to the intractable cybersecurity challenges that affect American businesses.

Announcements
November 18, 2013

The NCCoE is inviting comments from industry on two proposed use cases detailing cybersecurity challenges faced by the financial services sector. Resolving these challenges will provide a set of tools to improve the security of financial networks and systems by providing comprehensive IT asset management and unified access control mechanisms.