[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 87 (Friday, May 4, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 26511-26512]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-10810]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Institute of Standards and Technology


Announcing a National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) 
Workshop

AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), 
Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of initial public workshop.

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SUMMARY: NIST announces a National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence 
(NCCoE) Workshop to be held on Tuesday, June 26, 2012. This is an 
initial informational NCCoE workshop. The goals of this workshop are to 
provide a venue for discussion of the NCCoE public-private partnership 
structure, and to describe and gather input from individual 
participants on possible case studies that are expected to form a 
central focus of collaborative efforts. The workshop will also describe 
and explore opportunities for industry, academia, and Federal, state 
and local government agencies to participate in the NCCoE.

DATES: The NCCoE Workshop will be held on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 from 8 
a.m. Eastern Time to 5 p.m. Eastern Time. Attendees must register by 5 
p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, June 19, 2012.

ADDRESSES: The event will be held at the Universities at Shady Grove, 
9630 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville, MD 20850.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information contact N. 
Lucy Salah by email at nccoe@nist.gov or by phone at (301) 975-4500. To 
register, go to: https://www.fbcinc.com/NIST/nccoe/atreg1.aspx. 
Additional workshop details will be available at http://csrc.nist.gov/nccoe.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NCCoE is a public-private collaboration 
for accelerating the widespread adoption of integrated cybersecurity 
tools and technologies. The NCCoE will bring together experts from 
industry, government and academia under one roof to develop practical, 
interoperable cybersecurity approaches that address the real world 
needs of complex Information Technology (IT) systems. By accelerating 
dissemination and use of these integrated tools and technologies for 
protecting IT assets, the NCCoE will enhance trust in U.S. IT 
communications, data, and storage systems; lower risk for companies and 
individuals in the use of IT systems; and encourage development of 
innovative, job-creating cybersecurity products and services.
    This initial workshop will provide a venue for discussion of the 
NCCoE public-private partnership structure, and describe and gather 
input from individual participants on possible case studies that are 
expected to form a central focus of collaborative efforts. The workshop 
will also describe and explore opportunities for industry, academia, 
and Federal, state and local government agencies to participate in the 
NCCoE.
    The workshop is open to the general public; however, those wishing 
to attend must register at https://www.fbcinc.com/NIST/nccoe/atreg1.aspx by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, in order 
to attend.
    For additional information on the NCCoE governance and NCCoE 
operational structure, visit the NCCoE Web site http://csrc.nist.gov/nccoe.

    Dated: April 27, 2012.
Willie E. May,
Associate Director for Laboratory Programs.
[FR Doc. 2012-10810 Filed 5-3-12; 8:45 am]
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