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William (Bill) Newhouse

Bill Newhouse is a senior security engineer in the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence and the Government lead in the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Program Office at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

In the NICE Program Office at NIST, he leads and promotes efforts within government and with those involved in cybersecurity competitions to foster, energize, and promote a robust network and an integrated ecosystem of cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development that effectively secures cyberspace specifically focusing on Government efforts (NICE has a director and leads focused on coordinating activity with K-12 and industry partners).

As part of the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, he is leading the drafting of building blocks that address broad technology gaps in cybersecurity implementations that affect multiple sectors. These projects rely on insight and passion from members of various industries who share a common goal of meeting a particular cybersecurity need and will demonstrate commercially available technologies that provide cybersecurity improvements to the multiple sectors addressed.

In addition to NICE, Mr. Newhouse promotes cybersecurity R&D efforts as a co-chair of a Federal cybersecurity interagency working group and as a regular representative to other federal interagency cybersecurity R&D working groups. He was involved in the development of the 2011 Federal Cybersecurity R&D Strategic Plan and is involved in a new Federal Cybersecurity R&D Plan being published later this year.

Before coming to NIST in 2010, Bill spent five years in the Office of the Secretary of Defense where he worked initially with the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (ASD(R&E) and then with the Office of the Chief Information Officer for Identity and Information Assurance focused on cybersecurity R&D and technology discovery. Bill led the Defense Venture Catalyst Initiative (DeVenCI) to focus on innovative companies working in areas that had the potential to improve cybersecurity.

Mr. Newhouse is a graduate of both the Georgia Institute of Technology and George Washington University and has been with the federal government for over 28 years.

William (Bill) Newhouse


Senior Security Engineer
Computer Security Division
Security Outreach and Integration Group

Phone: 301-975-2869
Fax: 301-975-8670