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DHS turns to mentors to strengthen cyber workforce

The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) is trying to promote cyber skills across several disciplines.

Tags: STEM , technology , cybersecurity , Cyber Workforce , workforce DHS , Lauren Larson , Robin Williams

Friday - 03/28/2014, 03:49am EDT

OPM hopes cyber-job database will help agencies fill workforce gaps

As the cybersecurity workforce gets older and closer to retirement age, the Office of Personnel Management is trying to help agencies find new talent. It's creating a new database of cyber positions that it hopes will help agencies identify the cyber skill sets needed to meet their missions. The Obama administration has made reducing critical cyber workforce gaps one of its top "cross-agency" goals.

Tags: cybersecurity , workforce , hiring , OPM , Elaine Kaplan , CIO Council , CHCO Council , Jack Moore

Friday - 07/12/2013, 04:24pm EDT

GAO: Agencies struggle to define cybersecurity workforce

Several large departments have failed to close cybersecurity workforce gaps that could hinder efforts to protect their computers and networks, according to congressional auditors.

Tags: Ruben Gomez , cybersecurity , GAO , NIST , cybersecurity workforce , workforce , In Depth , Francis Rose , Gregory Wilshusen

Tuesday - 11/29/2011, 09:26pm EST

NIST partners with Education Dept. on cyber education

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has inked a deal with the Education Department and the National Cybersecurity Education Council to better promote formal cybersecurity education.

Tags: NIST , cybersecurity , education , Federal Drive , NCEC

Thursday - 11/10/2011, 09:06am EST

A NICE approach to furthering the nation's cyber security

This week Federal Security Spotlight checks in with Ernest McDuffie, the leader for the National Initiative on Cyber Security Education.
July 14, 2010

Tags: technology , NIST , Ernest McDuffie , Tom Temin , Federal Security Spotlight

Wednesday - 07/14/2010, 04:16pm EDT

Cybersecurity awareness gets a NICE start

Cybersecurity training is expanding beyond agencies and into high schools, libraries and other workplaces. It's called the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education. We learn more about it from NIST's Dr. Ernest McDuffie.

Tags: Federal Drive , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Ernest McDuffie , NIST , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 07/01/2010, 02:05pm EDT

Cybersecurity gets nice NICE baby!

Also in the cybersecurity headlines: Navy CIO Carey moving to Fleet Cyber Command, Study Reveals DHS Does Not Dominate the Homeland Security Market

Tags: Federal Drive , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Ernest McDuffie , NIST

Thursday - 07/01/2010, 09:30am EDT