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National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Working Group

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Structure and Leadership | Meeting Information | How Can I Join? |

The NICE Working Group (NICEWG) 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 Working Group is led by three co-chairs, each representing Academia, Private Industry, or Government. The current co-chairs are:


       Academic: Dr. José-Marie Griffiths, Dakota State University
       Industry: Jason Hite, Founder, Daoine Centric LLC
       Government: Rodney Petersen, Director of NICE at the National Institute of Standards and Technology

The NICE Working Group is comprised of six subgroups. Each subgroup meets independent of the NICEWG and reports out at the NICEWG Meetings. The subgroups are:

Click here to read the full NICE Working Group Charter.

Meeting Information

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

How Can I Join?

To join the NICE Working Group monthly meetings and to be added to the NICE Working Group mailing list, please send an email to NICEWG [at] nist.gov with the subject line: “NICEWG Subscribe”, and with your full name and email address in the body of the message. Please allow 1-3 business days to process your membership request.

To learn more about the continuous efforts being addressed in the NICEWG, please send an email to nice.nist [at] nist.gov.

Group Description (Purpose) Subscribe
(perhaps send email to with this in subject line)
NICE Working Group The NICE Working Group (NICEWG) 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 nicewg-request [at] nist.gov with the subject line: “Subscribe” and include your full name and email address in the body of the message.
Apprenticeship The Apprenticeship Subgroup is appropriate for anyone who is interested in learning more about how apprenticeships work in white-collar occupations; to understand the role of Federal, State and Local government in assisting and approving an apprenticeship; where there are existing programs; what the steps are to build a cybersecurity apprenticeship program; curriculum resources and education partners; the role of an intermediary, and much more. Email nicewg.app [at] nist.gov with the subject line: "Apprenticeship Subscribe", and with your full name and email address in the body of the message.
Collegiate Focuses on topics pertaining to the burgeoning Information Security discipline, including guiding curricular standards, aligning academic pathways to the National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework job roles, and stimulating the development of approaches and techniques that can more rapidly increase the supply of qualified cybersecurity workers. Email nicewg.collegiate [at] nist.gov with the subject line: “Collegiate Subscribe”, and with your full name and email address in the body of the message.
Competitions Focuses on topics pertaining to increasing and strengthening the cadre of cybersecurity professionals and connecting cybersecurity employees and employers. This subgroup will explore the supply and demand of cybersecurity professionals. Email nicewg.competitions [at] nist.gov with the subject line: “Competitions Subscribe”, and with your full name and email address in the body of the message.
K-12 Focuses on topics pertaining to developing strategies and recommendations for filling the national cybersecurity pipeline through a K-12 Cybersecurity Education Strategy. Email nicewg.k12 [at] nist.gov with the subject line: “K-12 Subscribe”, and with your full name and email address in the body of the message.
Training and Certifications Focuses on topics pertaining to the development and management of performance-based evaluation and training programs, capable of adapting to meet the nation's evolving cybersecurity needs. This sub-committee will also explore mapping professional certifications to the framework. Email nicewg.tandc [at] nist.gov with the subject line: “Training & Certifications Subscribe”, and with your full name and email address in the body of the message.
Workforce Management Focuses on facilitating, developing, and promoting cybersecurity workforce management guidance and measurement approaches that create a culture where the workforce is managed and engaged to effectively address the cybersecurity risks of their organization. Email nicewg.wm [at] nist.gov with the subject line: “Workforce Management Subscribe”, and with your full name and email address in the body of the message.

 

Contacts

FOR GENERAL INFORMATION

  • NICE Program Office
    (301) 975-5048
    100 Bureau Dr.
    Gaithersburg, MD 20899
Created January 3, 2017, Updated November 15, 2019