NIST Announces RFI on Cybersecurity Education, Training Recommendations
Thursday, July 13, 2017 | Comments

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking information on the scope and sufficiency of efforts to educate and train the nation’s cybersecurity workforce and recommendations for ways to support and improve that workforce in both the public and private sectors. Responses to a request for information (RFI) are due Aug. 2.

The RFI follows executive order 13800, ‘‘Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure’’ which directed the secretary of Commerce, in conjunction with the secretary of Homeland Security, and in consultation with other federal departments and agencies, to assess the scope and sufficiency of efforts to educate and train the U.S. cybersecurity workforce of the future. The efforts include cybersecurity-related education curricula, training and apprenticeship programs, from primary through higher education, and a report to the president with findings and recommendations regarding how to support the growth and sustainment of the nation’s cybersecurity workforce in both the public and private sectors.

The RFI will inform the assessment and report of the secretaries of Commerce and Homeland Security to the president. The RFI will be posted at https://nist.gov/nice/cybersecurityworkforce.

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