NIST Seeks Comment on Cybersecurity Education Guide

The National Institute for Standards and Technology released a draft for public comment of its strategic guide for the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) program.

The guide outlines NICE’s mission, vision, goals and objectives and is seeking comment from all interested citizens and organizations concerned with cybersecurity awareness training.

“This plan represents the coordinated thinking of the federal agencies that have leading roles in NICE,” said NIST’s Ernest McDuffie, who leads the NICE program. “We are soliciting feedback from the larger population to inform and improve the planning process for this comprehensive national initiative.”

Comments on the NICE draft strategic plan are due by September 12, 2011. NIST’s federal partners that contributed to the plan include the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense, the Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, the Office of Personnel Management and the National Security Agency, according to the agency.

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