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NIST will coordinate national cybersecurity education program




NIST will coordinate national cybersecurity education program
NIST will coordinate national cybersecurity education program



http://gcn.com/articles/2010/04/30/web-nist-cyber-security-coordinator.aspx 

By Ben Bain
GCN.com
April 30, 2010

The National Institute of Standards and Technology will coordinate a 
nationwide cybersecurity education program recently started by the Obama 
administration.

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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