Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure: Workforce Development, Request for Information (RFI)

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking public comment on an executive order “Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure”.

Executive Order 13800, Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure” (the “Executive Order”), directs 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 American cybersecurity workforce of the future, including cybersecurity-related education curricula, training, and apprenticeship programs, from primary through higher education; and provide 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 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 this RFI will inform the assessment and report of the Secretaries of Commerce and Homeland Security to the President.

For more information, please visit: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/07/12/2017-14553/strength...

Comments must be received by 5 PM, Eastern time on August 2, 2017.

Last Published Date: 
July 12, 2017