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William (Bill) Newhouse

Bill Newhouse is the Deputy Director of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), and Senior Security Engineer at that National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), Both NICE and the NCCoE are part of the Applied Cybersecuirty Division in the Information Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).  

As the deputy director of NICE, 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 can more effectively secure cyberspace.  

At the NCCoE, 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.

Additionally, 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 cybersecurity R&D working groups. 

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 utilized the Defense Venture Catalyst Initiative (DeVenCI) to focus on innovative companies working in areas that had the potential to improve cybersecurity. Bill started his Federal career at NSA evolving from telecommunications to information assurance to 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 29 years.

William (Bill) Newhouse

Position:

Senior Security Engineer
Computer Security Division
Security Outreach and Integration Group
Contact

Phone: 301-975-2869
Email: william.newhouse@nist.gov
Fax: 301-975-8670