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Shaping the Future of Cybersecurity Education Workshop


On August 11th and 12th, 2010 The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will hold a workshop - Shaping the Future of Cybersecurity Education - hosted by NIST, in cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Education (DOE), the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the Department of Defense (DOD), and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). The propose of this workshop is to share with other federal, state and local governments, industry, academia, non-government organizations, and the general public the larger agenda for the new education initiative known as NICE – the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education.

NICE has evolved from and expanded upon the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI) Expand Education initiative, extending its scope beyond the federal workplace to include cybersecurity awareness and training for civilians and formal education for students in kindergarten through post-graduate school. The goal of NICE is to establish an operational, sustainable and continually improving cybersecurity education program for the nation to use sound cyber practices that will enhance the nation’s security and economic well-being. This workshop will focus on plans for each of the four tracks that are NICE: 1) National Cybersecurity Awareness, 2) Formal Cybersecurity Education, 3) Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Structure, and 4) Cybersecurity Workforce Training and Professional Development.

Related Project(s):

National Initiative Cybersecurity Education (NICE)
NICE website: http://www.nist.gov/nice

Conference Web site:



Start Date: Wednesday, August 11, 2010
End Date: Thursday, August 12, 2010
Location: NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Administration Bldg. 101, Gaithersburg, Maryland
Audience: Industry, Government, Academia
Format: Workshop


Computer Security Division


Registration Fee:

The cost to attend the NICE Workshop is $175.

Cancellation/Refund Policies:

Any cancellation requests must be received in writing or by email by 5:00 p.m. ET July 12, 2010 to be eligible for a refund of the entire registration fee. Cancellation requests received after July 12, 2010 and before 5:00 p.m. ET July 27, 2010 will be subject to a 25% cancellation fee. After 5:00 p.m. ET July 27, 2010 the attendee shall be liable for 100% of the registration fee. There is a 25% reprocessing fee to change to a different payment method once payment has been received. Email inquiries to tina@fbcinc.com or call 301-206-2940.

Completion of this registration form constitutes an agreement between the attendee and the Federal Business Council, Inc. To register please complete the following form and click "continue". Fields marked with a "*" are required.

On-line registration will end at 5 pm EST on August 5, 2010.

Registration Contact:

Teresa Vicente
E-mail: teresa.vicente@nist.gov
Phone: 301-975-3883


A block of rooms has been reserved for the nights of August 10-11, 2010 at the Hilton Gaithersburg, 620 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg, MD 20877. The special rate is $139.00 per night plus 15% tax. To make your reservation, please contact the hotel directly at (301)977-8900 by July 22, 2010, and mention that you are attending the "NIST – NICE Workshop.”

Technical Contact:

Magdalena (Maggie) Benitez
E-mail: magdalena.benitez@nist.gov
Phone: 301-975-6182