By Ben Bain
April 30, 2010
The National Institute of Standards and Technology will coordinate a
nationwide cybersecurity education program recently started by the Obama
Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said April 29 that NIST, part of the
Commerce Department, would coordinate the administration's National
Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE). In that role, the
institute will work with agencies to lead programs to bolster
cybersecurity awareness, education and training, Locke said.
The administration's new program expands from a federal to a national
focus the cybersecurity education programs started under the
Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative, the administration said
in a document describing NICE. The administration said the decision to
expand the government's computer security education program and make
NIST its overall coordinator is in response to the White House's review
of cyberspace policy, released in May 2009.
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