Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity



In February 2016, the President issued Executive Order 13718 to establish the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity, to enhance cybersecurity awareness and protections at all levels of Government, business, and society, to protect privacy, to ensure public safety and economic and national security, and to empower Americans to take better control of their digital security.

The Commission will make detailed short-term and long-term recommendations to strengthen cybersecurity in both the public and private sectors. The Commission will also protect privacy, ensure public safety and economic and national security, and foster discovery and development of new technical solutions.  Partnerships will be established between Federal, State, and local government and the private sector to focus on the development, promotion, and use of cybersecurity technologies, policies, and best practices.  

The Order directs NIST to provide the Commission with expertise, funds, facilities, staff, equipment, and other support services as may be necessary to carry out its mission. The Commission will solicit input from the public through workshops and ongoing outreach.

Federal Register Notice

Commission Charter


Close Up on Laptop Keyboard
Credit: Kamil Kisiela
Created May 27, 2016, Updated August 1, 2016