February 25, 2013

Staff from the NCCoE (booth #250) enjoyed a productive first day at the RSA Conference and celebrated an overwhelmingly positive response from executives at private companies, and staff members from academic institutions, government agencies and non-profit groups. NCCoE staff spoke to an array of interested parties and found quite a few prospective collaborators. Staff members from NCCoE also demonstrated a proof of concept for the Trusted Geolocation in the Cloud throughout the day.

February 05, 2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites organizations to participate in a National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) effort to integrate commercially available security technologies with health information systems. The goal is to develop security demonstrations that health care providers can use to protect patient information. Read more in a press release from NIST.

January 15, 2013

Today, the NCCoE posted a Federal Register notice about the center’s Secure Exchange of Electronic Health Information Demonstration Project. This project will undertake challenges such as the variety of client devices and the range of health care data exchange standards. By addressing and resolving security concerns, the outcomes of this project will help health care providers secure the electronic transfer of health information. If you are interested in participating, please email us at

January 14, 2013

Yesterday, the center hosted the Trusted Geolocation in the Cloud Workshop to review methods that companies can adopt for cloud computing and similar technologies to harden their security measures.

January 09, 2013

Join NCCoE leadership and keynote speaker, President Bill Clinton, at the upcoming HIMSS13 workshop. The event takes place in New Orleans from March 3-7, 2013, and brings together healthcare professionals to explore topics affecting the industry, including health information exchange (HIE). The HIE symposium will review HIEs that have progressed post-HITECH and how HIE overlaps with national, state and local healthcare initiatives. The HIE Roundtable will focus participants on key questions in electronic information exchange including vendors, capabilities and meaningful use.

December 31, 2012

The NCCoE is collaborating with NIST’s cloud computing experts to enforce geolocation restrictions and secure shared cloud servers. On January 14, 2013, the center will host a workshop to explore hands-on, proof-of-concept implementation designed to address the challenges associated with cloud computing.

October 18, 2012

Today's Federal Register announces the National Cybersecurity Excellence Partnership (NCEP), a way for U.S. companies to form long-term collaborations with the NCCoE. Participating companies will provide components of example solutions to intractable cybersecurity challenges. To learn more, read the Federal Register notice, or contact us at

June 28, 2012

NCCoE Director Donna Dodson wrote a guest blog post on the U.S. Department of Commerce website describing the NCCoE and how it will operate industry to address today’s cybersecurity problems. She explained the center’s unique approach to use cases where team members “work together to identify objectives and create opportunities for collaborative leadership among technology and business communities.” Read the whole post.

June 26, 2012

Yesterday, the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence hosted a workshop to introduce the center, a public-private collaboration for accelerating the widespread adoption of integrated cybersecurity tools and technologies. The center is hosted by NIST in collaboration with the State of Maryland Department of Economic Development and Montgomery County, Maryland.

February 20, 2012

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today announced a new partnership to establish the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, a public-private collaboration for accelerating the widespread adoption of integrated cybersecurity tools and technologies. The State of Maryland and Montgomery County, Md., are co-sponsoring the center with NIST, which will work to strengthen U.S. economic growth by supporting automated and trustworthy e-government and e-commerce. Read more in a press release from NIST.