About the Center

The NCCoE is a part of the Applied Cybersecurity Division of NIST’s Information Technology Laboratory. The NCCoE brings together members of private industry, government agencies, and academia. Together we create practical, standards-based solutions that organizations of all types and sizes can use to protect their assets, people, and data.

Center Leadership

Cherilyn Pascoe, Director, National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence

Tim McBride, Acting Deputy Director, National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence





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Operational Support

Since 2014, MITRE has operated the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST's) National Cybersecurity FFRDC (NCF)—the nation's first and only FFRDC dedicated to cybersecurity and the advancement of secure technologies.

Each NCCoE project is led by a NIST Principal Investigator who provides oversight of the development process and manages a team of subject matter experts, including the NCF expertise. Through the NCCoE, government, industry, and academia work together to address the most pressing cybersecurity challenges of our nation's business infrastructure.


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A Look Inside the NCCoE

We collaborate with the public to serve the public. At the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, our mission is to solve organizations’ most pressing cybersecurity challenges. Explore our guidance, engage with our teams, and learn more about how you can get involved today.

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