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Planning Committees

Volunteers from the NICE Community participate on various planning committees for NICE-coordinated or NICE-funded efforts. These experts from industry, academia, and government provide their time, contribute ideas, and selflessly work to strengthen cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development. Below is a list of those committees.

If you would like to be considered to join a committee, please visit each committee's webpage linked below for instructions and the appropriate point of contact.

NICE Conference and Expo Planning Committee

The NICE Conference and Expo is the annual convening of community members and thought leaders from education, government, industry, and non-profits to explore ways of developing a skilled cybersecurity workforce ready to meet the challenges of the future. The NICE Conference Program Committee helps identify conference themes and tracks, solicit and review speaker proposals, and more.

For a current list of committee members and more information visit the NICE Conference website

The NICE Conference and Expo is supported by NICE under a financial agreement (Award #70NANB18H025).

NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference Planning Committee

The NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference is a high quality professional development event that brings together members of the K12 educational ecosystem in support of growing the cybersecurity workforce of the future. The Conference aims to provide resources and information to the K12 community to increase cybersecurity career awareness, engage students where disciplines converge, stimulate innovative educational approaches, encourage cybersecurity career pathways, and promote cyberawareness. The K12 Conference Planning Committee helps to select conference speakers, plan networking and educational conference activities, finalize the event’s agenda, facilitate speaker sessions, and give input on keynote selection.

For a current list of committee members and more information visit the K12 Conference website

The NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference is supported by NICE under a financial agreement (Award #70NANB20H144).

Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week Planning Committee

Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week is a week-long campaign to call attention to the contributions to society and innovations that cybersecurity practitioners make.

The week-long celebration builds awareness about the wide range of cybersecurity job opportunities, how cybersecurity plays a vital role in global society, and showcases how building a global cybersecurity workforce enhances each nation’s security and promotes economic prosperity.

For a current list of committee members and more information visit the Career Awareness Week website

FISSEA Planning Committee

FISSEA is an organization run by and for Federal government information security professionals to assist Federal agencies in strengthening their employee cybersecurity awareness and training programs. In addition to an annual conference, quarterly forums are coordinated to provide opportunities for policy and programmatic updates, the exchange of best practices, and discussion and engagement among members of the FISSEA community. The FISSEA Planning committee develops agendas for the conference and forums and conducts the annual Innovator of the Year awards and Security Awareness and Training Contest. 

For a current list of committee members and more information visit the FISSEA website



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Created August 19, 2021, Updated September 30, 2021