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In order to lead, champion, and sustain the development of the national cybersecurity workforce, as well as educate the citizenry, NICCS will provide an updated listing of various news stories regarding cybersecurity, as well as different events concerning cybersecurity awareness, training, education and career opportunities. This News & Events section gives users an array of resources from which they can gain more knowledge concerning cybersecurity, ranging from online to in-person resources.

The issue of cybersecurity continues to expand and grow as our nation learns to deal with upcoming issues and threats in cyberspace. In order to properly educate the citizenry, NICCS will continuously update the calendar with different events, as well as link to various news stories that will better inform the end user.

This area is dedicated to cybersecurity news, broadly encompassing articles related to NICE/NICCS efforts (education, professionalization and workforce development), emerging threats, technology developments, and breaking research. If you have a news feed you would like to see incorporated into the NICCS Portal, please contact the NICCS Supervisory Office.

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  • Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 02:10
    The National Science Foundation-funded Gemini observatory helps confirm the first potentially habitable earth-sized exoplanet. Researchers say this discovery is unique because the planet, called Kepler-186f resides in a temperate region around its host star where water could exist and could possibly sustain life. Earth-sized planets are very difficult to detect because of contrast with their host stars. While the Kepler space telescope made the initial discovery, researchers ... More at http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=131149&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=clickThis is an NSF News item.
  • Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 01:23
    The computer is one of the most complex machines ever devised and most of us only ever interact with its simplest features. For each keystroke and web-click, thousands of instructions must be communicated in diverse machine languages and millions of calculations computed.Mark Hill knows more about the inner workings of computer hardware than most. As Amdahl Professor of Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin, he studies the way computers transform 0s and 1s into social ... More at http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=130950&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=clickThis is an NSF News item.
  • Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 15:00
    Every organism on Earth, from microbes to plants to large predators, has evolved unique survival mechanisms and distinct ecological roles. For decades, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has funded basic research on how these varied organisms, which make up the Earth's biodiversity, function. For example, recent findings about how geckos climb up vertical walls and walk across ceilings led to the development of new adhesives and wall-climbing robots that may be used to, for ... More at http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=131146&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item.
  • Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 14:31
    Some of the landscape underlying the massive Greenland ice sheet may have been undisturbed for almost 3 million years, ever since the island became completely ice-covered, according to researchers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).Basing their discovery on an analysis of the chemical composition of silts recovered from the bottom of an ice core more than 3,000 meters long, the researchers argue that the find suggests "pre-glacial landscapes can remain preserved ... More at http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=131109&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item.
  • Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 11:43
    On Monday, 102 men and women received the United States government's highest honor for scientists and engineers in the early stages of their independent research careers--the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). The National Science Foundation (NSF) nominated 20 of the awardees. They received their awards from NSF Director France Córdova at a morning ceremony presided over by John P. Holdren, assistant to the president for science and ... More at http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=131104&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item.
  • Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 11:27
    On Earth Day and every day, our planet's high extinction rate begs the question: Why does humanity need the Earth's great variety of plants, animals and microorganisms--its biodiversity?What: A Google+ Hangout sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Subject: Experts will discuss the benefits ... More at http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=131057&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item.
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