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October 20, 2014  |

Once the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence is up and running, how many companies could be drawn to Montgomery County? The NCCoE, which will be housed along Shady Grove Road in Rockville, will be a federal agency designed to bring experts from industry, government and academia to solve specific security problems.

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August 10, 2014  |  Wired

Some of our ideas about passwords date back to the 1980s, when the National Institute of Standards and Technology came up some guidelines for creating secure passwords for local area networks. Back then, they’d mail them out to interested computer security types via U.S. Post. Now, NIST is trying to help the U.S. move beyond the password, says Donna Dodson NIST’s chief cyber security advisor. “Putting the burden of security on the end-user and making it more complex just doesn’t work,” she says. “The security has to be usable for the end-user. Otherwise they’re going to find workarounds.”

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April 16, 2014  |  StateTech

When you walk into the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), you’re struck by the atmosphere of casual collaboration — open space, whiteboards and writable surfaces, and one big, round conference table. But the center has a serious mission.

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January 27, 2014  |  Baltimore Business Journal

At the NCCoE-sponsored Cybersecurity Innovation Forum, Goldman Sachs chief information risk officer Phil Venables "praised public-private partnerships and said businesses need to work as a team to manage cyber threats." 

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January 02, 2014  |  Signal

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) is seeking comments on a request for proposals partial draft in preparation for contracting a company to operate a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) that will focus solely on securing U.S. information systems.

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December 22, 2013  |  Bank Info Security

Cybersecurity risks posed by inadequate IAM and IT asset management are mounting. Now the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence has drafted guidance to address banking institutions' unique risks, says Nate Lesser, the center's deputy director.

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October 26, 2013  |  The Washington Post

Cybersecurity companies in Montgomery County will be eligible for tax credits starting next year as part of the county’s mission to become a national hub for companies that sell cybersecurity products to the private sector. The new credit comes as Montgomery County is set to become home to the recently created National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, a joint effort with the National Institute of Standards and Technology aimed at devising solutions to pressing cybersecurity concerns.

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August 01, 2013  |  FedTech

Innovation is imperative as agencies advance their use of technology. Under the direction of Charles Romine, the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s IT Laboratory (ITL) is designed to promote innovation and enhance security.

Romine spoke with FedTech managing editor Matt McLaughlin about the work ITL is doing to meet this mission, as its scientists explore a wide variety of technologies, including cloud computing, electronic voting, smart grid, homeland security applications and health IT.

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July 28, 2013  |  FCW

To support a mission that is certain to grow in scope and significance, the agency last year launched its National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCOE). Based near NIST's Gaithersburg, Md., headquarters, the center started off as a concept but over the last year has grown into a hive of activity.