NIST Needs NICE Notes

NIST LogoOk, I had to go with the “Words Starting with N” theme. Oh and by Notes, I really mean Comments. And by NICE I really mean the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education. I had been meaning to write about this a little sooner as you can tell by the dates of the articles referenced below. And now there are less than 2 weeks left until the due date of September 12, 2011.

You can grab a copy of the draft here [PDF]. Any comments you have should be entered into their provided spreadsheet and returned to NIST by email to [email protected].

On a related note, NIST will be holding a three day workshop starting on September 20th. I imagine they will be bringing up much of the public feedback they receive there. For more information on NICE, visit their official website.


The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) issued for public comment a draft strategic plan for the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) program.

The plan, “Building a Digital Nation,” outlines NICE’s mission, vision, goals and objectives. NIST and its interagency NICE partners seek comments from all interested citizens and organizations concerned with cybersecurity awareness, training and education.

NIST coordinates the interagency NICE program, which is a national campaign focused on enhancing cybersecurity in the United States by accelerating the availability of educational and training resources designed to improve the cyber behavior, skills and knowledge of every segment of the population.

Continued here. also had a nice article on NICE along with an earlier recorded podcast with its lead, Ernest McDuffie. I heard he’s very “nice” to work for. 🙂

2 comments for “NIST Needs NICE Notes

  1. August 29, 2011 at 7:25 pm


  2. August 29, 2011 at 11:09 pm

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