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March 15, 2015  |  FCW

Last week, Timothy McBride, director of operations at the NCCoE, was recognized by FCW in the Federal 100, a list of government, industry and academic leaders who have played pivotal roles in how the federal government acquires, develops and manages information technology.

The NCCoE is supported by a federally funded research and development center, a budget-conscious way to quickly respond to the cybersecurity needs of industry.

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January 17, 2015  |  Fredericksburg.com

Wounded service members are learning new ways to protect the nation through the intricacies of cybersecurity training.

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December 27, 2014  |  Star Tribune

"Allina is one of several local health care players that has been working with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) since the spring to develop a type of technical analysis known as a 'use case' for wireless pumps."

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December 07, 2014  |  FCW

Agencies face a delicate balancing act when it comes to providing mobile security. Federal information security specialists are tackling the dilemma in various ways. For example, in September, the National Institute of Standards and Technology's National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) published a revised draft of a mobile security guide that addresses the security versus usability challenge.

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November 13, 2014  |  WAMU 88.5

The D.C. region is home to the hottest market for cybersecurity jobs in the nation. Cybersecurity deals with keeping information safe — everything from your recent Target purchase to the most sensitive of intelligence at the NSA. There were 23,000 postings for cybersecurity jobs here last year. That’s the largest concentration anywhere in the country, roughly double Silicon Valley and San Francisco combined.

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October 20, 2014  |  Gazette.net

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.”

In the news
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.