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NICE Community Coordinating Council

Structure and Leadership | Meeting Information | How Can I Join? | Mailing List Etiquette

 

Recent Updates

On December 2, 2020, the NICE Working Group transitioned to the NICE Community Coordinating Council. We introduced three new working groups that correspond to goals in the strategic plan: Promote Career Discovery; Transform Learning Process; and Modernize Talent Management. We also announced the conversion of “subgroups” to “Communities of Interest” to better reflect their purpose and membership.

 

NICE Community Basic

 

The NICE Community Coordinating Council (NICE Community) has been established to provide a mechanism in which public and private sector participants can develop concepts, design strategies, and pursue actions that advance cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development.

Structure and Leadership

The NICE Community Coordinating Council is led by three co-chairs, each representing Academia, Private Industry, or Government. The current co-chairs are:

Marni Baker-Stein
Credit: Dr. Marni Baker-Stein

Dr. Marni Baker-Stein
Provost, Chief Academic Officer
Western Governors University

Jon Brickey Photo
Credit: Dr. Jon Brickey

Dr. Jon Brickey
Senior Vice President
Cybersecurity Evangelist
Mastercard

Rodney Petersen_Photo
Credit: Rodney Petersen

Rodney Petersen
Director
NICE at the National Institute of Standards and Technology

       
 
The NICE Community Coordinating Council is comprised of three Working Groups and four Community of Interest groups. Each subgroup meets independent of the NICE Community and reports out at the NICE Community Meetings. The subgroups are:
 

* These groups are brand new. More information will be coming soon. 

Click here to read the previous NICE Working Group Charter. The new NICE Community Coordinating Council charter will be coming soon.

Meeting Information

The NICE Community meets via teleconference every fourth Wednesday of the month from 3:30PM – 5:00PM ET.
Meeting minutes and agendas can be found in the repository located here.

How Can I Join?

To join the NICE Community monthly meetings and to be added to the NICE Community Coordinating Council mailing list, please send an email to NICEcommunity+subscribe@list.nist.gov

Group Description Membership Process
NICE Community Coordinating Council The NICE Community Coordinating Council (NICE Community) has been established to provide a mechanism in which public and private sector participants can develop concepts, design strategies, and pursue actions that advance cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development.

Email NICEcommmunity+subscribe@list.nist.gov

If you were a former member of the NICE Working Group, you do not need to request new membership to this group. There will be an automatic transition of membership.

Working Groups:

Group Description Membership Process
Modernize Talent Management

This Working Group will focus on the NICE Strategic Plan goal to Modernize the Talent Management Process to Address Cybersecurity Skills Gaps.  The group will conduct an ongoing environmental scan of programs, projects, and initiatives related to this strategic plan’s goals and objectives to assess the scope and sufficiency of efforts.  The group will also identify gaps where more attention and effort is needed.  The group will identify strategies and tactics to implement the corresponding objectives to this goal.  The group will also develop corresponding metrics to measure progress and success.

Email NICEtalent+subscribe@list.nist.gov

If you were a former member of the Workforce Management Subgroup, you do not need to request new membership to this group. There will be an automatic transition of membership.

Promote Career Discovery

This Working Group will focus on the NICE Strategic Plan goal to Promote the Discovery of Cybersecurity Careers and Multiple Pathways.  The group will conduct an ongoing environmental scan of programs, projects, and initiatives related to this strategic plan’s goals and objectives to assess the scope and sufficiency of efforts.  The group will also identify gaps where more attention and effort is needed.  The group will identify strategies and tactics to implement the corresponding objectives to this goal.  The group will also develop corresponding metrics to measure progress and success.

Email NICEcareers+subscribe@list.nist.gov

Transform Learning Process

This Working Group will focus on the NICE Strategic Plan goal to Transform Learning to Build and Sustain a Diverse and Skilled Workforce.  The group will conduct an ongoing environmental scan of programs, projects, and initiatives related to this strategic plan’s goals and objectives to assess the scope and sufficiency of efforts.  The group will also identify gaps where more attention and effort is needed.  The group will identify strategies and tactics to implement the corresponding objectives to this goal.  The group will also develop corresponding metrics to measure progress and success.

Email NICElearning+subscribe@list.nist.gov

Communities of Interest:

Group Description Membership Process
Apprenticeships in Cybersecurity 

This Community of Interest is a forum for anyone who is interested in sharing and learning how apprenticeships work in cybersecurity-related occupations and the role of various stakeholders (government, employers, intermediaries, educational partners, and others) to build and sustain a cybersecurity apprenticeship workplace experience and corresponding learning program.

Email NICEapprenticeship+subscribe@list.nist.gov 

If you were a former member of the Apprenticeship Subgroup, you do not need to request new membership to this group. There will be an automatic transition of membership.

Cybersecurity Skills Competitions

This Community of Interest is a forum for anyone who is interested in sharing and learning how to empower a public and private competition ecosystem by promoting a wide spectrum of competitions and effective practices for players, teams, schools, sponsors, organizers, and others that advances cybersecurity knowledge, skills, and competencies to grow and sustain a diverse national talent pool.  

Email NICEcompetitions+subscribe@list.nist.gov

If you were a former member of the Competitions Subgroup, you do not need to request new membership to this group. There will be an automatic transition of membership.

K12 Cybersecurity Education

This Community of Interest is a forum for K12 teachers, school administrators, local and state education agencies, non-profit organizations, federal agencies, institutions of higher education, and others who are interested in sharing and learning how to grow and sustain diverse students pursuing cybersecurity careers through learning experiences, exposure to career opportunities, and teacher professional development. 

Email NICEk12education+subscribe@list.nist.gov 

If you were a former member of the K12 Subgroup, you do not need to request new membership to this group. There will be an automatic transition of membership.

NICE Framework Users

This Community of Interest is a forum for users (employers, learners, and education and training and credential providers) of the Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity (NICE Framework) who are interested in sharing and learning through questions, insights, or mutual support how to apply and use the NICE Framework and its associated components in various settings.

Email NICEFrameworkUsers+subscribe@list.nist.gov


Mailing List Etiquette

  • The NICE Community Coordinating Council mailing lists are not intended for promotional announcements, advertising, product-related press releases, or other commercial use.
  • The NICE Community Coordinating Council listserv is moderated. Messages will be on hold until they are reviewed and approved.
  • The Working Group listservs are moderated. Messages will be on hold until they are reviewed and approved.
  • The Community of Interest listservs are unmoderated. Messages will post automatically when sent. Please be considerate when using listserv, remember to only send messaging that contains information the group can benefit from. Individual member moderation settings may be subject to change.
  • State concisely and clearly the topic of the comments in the subject line. This allows members to respond more appropriately to your posting and makes it easier for members to search the archives by subject.
  • Only send a message to the entire list when it contains information that everyone can benefit from. Do not send or forward subscribe/unsubscribe information. 
  • Send messages such as “thanks for the information” or “me too” to the individuals – not to the entire list.  Do this by using your email application’s forwarding option and typing in or cutting and pasting in the email address of the individual to whom you want to respond.
  • Include a signature tag on all messages. Include your name, affiliation, location, and email address.
  • Do not send administrative messages such as “remove me from the list” through the listserv. Instead, use the web interface to change your setting or remove yourself from a list. If you are changing email addresses, you do not need to remove yourself from the list and rejoin under your new email address. Simply change your settings. Should you have any questions, please email us.
  • The listservs are principally for discussion related to NICE Community Coordinating Council related activities. Files should not be distributed on the listserv, rather they should be posted on the available collaboration site(s) and a link shared via listserv.

Discontinued Groups:

Due to the recently established new Communities of Interest, these groups have been discontinued: Collegiate Subgroup and Training and Certifications Subgroup.

The NICE Program Office thanks these group members for their commitment and involvement in these subgroups. We encourage members to join one or more of the new Working Groups or Communities or Interest.

 

Contacts

FOR GENERAL INFORMATION

  • NICE Program Office
    (301) 975-5048
    100 Bureau Dr.
    Gaithersburg, MD 20899
Created January 3, 2017, Updated February 10, 2021