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Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Summit (Virtual)

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This half-day Summit kicked off the Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Summit and Webinar Series to support collaboration and information sharing among agencies focused on building and maintaining a robust cybersecurity workforce.

Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Summit 2020
Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Summit 2020

The PowerPoint slides used during the webinar can be downloaded here.


  • Create a sense of community among individuals in Federal agencies with similar responsibilities for building a superior cybersecurity workforce
  • Provide strategic and program updates from key agencies that influence cybersecurity workforce legislation, policy, guidance, and standards
  • Highlight key projects and initiatives that support the growth and sustainment of the Federal cybersecurity workforce 


Agenda topics and speakers are subject to change. This web page will be updated with the current information. 

1:30 - 1:35pm         Welcome and Overview

  • Rodney Petersen, Director, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education
  • Veronica Villalobos, Office of Personnel Management 

1:35 - 1:40pm         Opening Remarks

  • Walter G. Copan, Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and NIST Director

1:40 - 1:45pm         CHCO Council and CIO Council Welcome

  • Dr. John W. York, Executive Director, CHCO Council and Senior Advisor to the OPM Director
  • Jason Gray, Chief Information Officer Council Workforce Committee

1:45 - 1:50pm         Opening Remarks

  • Michael J. Rigas, Acting Director, Office of Personnel Management

1:50 - 2:30pm         Updates to the NICE Framework

  • Bill Newhouse, Deputy Director, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education
  • Lisa Dorr, Department of Homeland Security 
  • Kenneth Vrooman, Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency
  • Pam Frugoli, Department of Labor
  • Matt Isnor, Department of Defense

2:30 - 2:45pm         Intermission

2:45 - 3:25pm         Cybersecurity Career Pathways for Federal Employees

  • Matt Isnor, Department of Defense
  • Christopher Paris, Veterans Administration

3:25 - 3:55pm         President's Cup Cybersecurity Competition

  • Harry Mourtos, Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency 

3:55 - 4:00pm         Wrap Up & Promote Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Webinar Series

  • Veronica Villalobos, Office of Personnel Management

This event is co-hosted by the Office of Personnel Management and the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) in cooperation with the National Security Council, Office of Management and Budget, Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency, Department of Defense, Chief Human Capital Officers Council, and the Chief Information Officers Council Workforce Committee.

Created May 29, 2020, Updated March 1, 2021