Acronyms

Acronym
Meaning

AMCIS
Americas Conference on Information Systems

AP
Advanced Placement

ATE
Advanced Technological Education

CAE
Centers of Academic Excellence

CBP
U.S. Customs and Border Protection

CCP
Cyber Competitions Project

CEO
Cybersecurity Education Office

CIA
Central Intelligence Agency

CIO
Chief Information Officer

CIS
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

CISSE
Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education

CMM
Capability Maturity Model

CNAP
Cybersecurity National Action Plan

CNCI
Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative

CNO
Computer Network Operations

CompTIA
Computing Technology Industry Association

COP
Community of Practice

CS
Computer Science

CSEC
Cyber Security Education Consortium

CSSIA
Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance

CWI
Cyber Workforce Initiative

DEF CON
Defense Readiness Condition

DHS
Department of Homeland Security

DoD
Department of Defense

DoED
Department of Education

EBK
Security Essential Body of Knowledge

EHRI
Enterprise Human Resources Integration

FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions

FedVTE
Federal Virtual Training Environment

FedVTE Live!
Federal Virtual Training Environment Live!

FEMA
Federal Emergency Management Agency

FISMA
Federal Information Security Management Act

FISSEA
Federal Information Systems Security Educators' Association

FLETC
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

FOIA
Freedom of Information Act

GAO
Government Accountability Office

GFIRST
Government Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams

HC
Human Capital

HCAAF
Human Capital Assessment and Accountability Framework

HICSS
Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences

HQ
Headquarters

HR
Human Resources

HTML
HyperText Markup Language

IA
Information Assurance

IC
Intelligence Community

ICC
Interagency Coordinating Council

ICE
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

ICEC
Integrated Cybersecurity Education Communities

I-Corps
Innovation Corps

ICT
Information and Communication Technology

IDP
Individual Development Plan

IEEE
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

(ISC)²
International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium

IT
Information Technology

ITWAC
IT Workforce Assessment for Cybersecurity

KSA
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

MDC3
MD Cyber Challenge and Conference

MS-ISAC
Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center

NAS
National Academy of Sciences

NCEC
National Cybersecurity Education Council

NCS
National Cryptologic School

NCSA
National Cyber Security Alliance

NCSAM
National Cyber Security Awareness Month

NCSD
National Cyber Security Division

NICE
National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education

NICCS
National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies

NIST
National Institute of Standards and Technology

No FEAR
Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation

NPPD
National Protection and Programs Directorate

NRD
National Resource Directory

NSA
National Security Agency

NSF
National Science Foundation

NVD
National Vulnerability Database

ODNI
Office of the Director of National Intelligence

OPM
Office of Personnel Management

PCAST
President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology

PII
Personally Identifiable Information

SA
Specialty Area

SAC
Senate Appropriations Committee

SANS
System Administration, Networking, and Security Institute

SFS
Scholarship for Service

SIGSE
Special Interest Group on Software Engineering

SME
Subject Matter Expert

SO/DEV
Supervisory Office / NICCS Development Team

SRD
System Reference Document

STEM
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics

TMI
Talent Management Institute

TRB
Technical Review Board

TSA
Transportation and Security Administration

URL
Uniform Resource Locator

US CERT
United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team

USCG
U.S. Coast Guard

USDA
Department of Agriculture

USSS
U.S. Secret Service

Last Published Date: 
April 24, 2017