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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, July 24, 2014 - 00:00
    In the Namib Desert of Africa, the fog-filled morning wind carries the drinking water for a beetle called the Stenocara.Tiny droplets collect on the beetle's bumpy back. The areas between the bumps are covered in a waxy substance that makes them water-repellant, or hydrophobic (water-fearing). Water accumulates on the water-loving, or hydrophilic, bumps, forming droplets that eventually grow too big to stay put, then roll down the waxy surface.The beetle slakes its thirst by ... More at is an NSF News item.
  • Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 11:15
    When Elisa Teipel, and her collaborators began their research several years ago, their goal was to take an agricultural waste product of little value--in this case, fibers extracted from coconut husks--and turn it into an environmentally-friendly, valuable commodity. Equally important, Teipel, along with colleagues Ryan Vano, husband Blake Teipel, and Matt Kirby wanted the project to help the local economies where they obtained the raw materials. Today their new company, the ... More at is an NSF News item.
  • Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 17:04
    In 2011, U.S.-located companies spent $29.6 billion for extramural (purchased and collaborative) research and development performed by domestic and overseas organizations, according to statistics from the Business R&D and Innovation Survey. This amount includes contract or otherwise purchased R&D ($24 billion) and payments to R&D collaborators ($5.6 billion). Most of these extramural R&D expenditures involve domestic providers and partners.The amount that U.S.-located ... More at This is an NSF News item.
  • Monday, July 21, 2014 - 00:00
    The Center for Enabling New Technologies Through Catalysis lives up to its name; new catalysts yield much more from carbon sources Full story at is an NSF News item.
  • Friday, July 18, 2014 - 12:30
    Cora B. Marrett announced that she will resign her position as Deputy Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) effective Aug. 24."Cora Marrett has served NSF and the nation with distinction. Under her leadership, the foundation strengthened its merit review process and increased its efforts to broaden and increase the next generation STEM workforce. Cora's unwavering support of NSF's mission and her stewardship in challenging times are widely appreciated," said NSF ... More at This is an NSF News item.
  • Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 09:00
    A "valley of death" is well-known to entrepreneurs--the lull between government funding for research and industry support for prototypes and products. To confront this problem, in 2013 the National Science Foundation (NSF) created a new program called InTrans to extend the life of the most high-impact NSF-funded research and help great ideas transition from lab to practice. Today, in partnership with Intel Corporation, NSF announced the first InTrans award of $3 million to a ... More at This is an NSF News item.
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