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6th Annual NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference

Lun, 12/07/2020 - 06:00
6th ANNUAL NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference SAVE THE DATE: December 7-8, 2020 LOCATION: St. Louis, Missouri Visit the conference website We are excited to announce that this year’s NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference will take place on December 7-8, 2020 at the in St. Louis, Missouri. Key upcoming dates: Early April - Call for Proposals July - Early bird registration Keep up to date at the conference website: k12cybersecurityconference.org. This event is supported by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), a program of the National Institute of Standards

6th Annual NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference

Lun, 12/07/2020 - 06:00
6th ANNUAL NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference SAVE THE DATE: December 7-8, 2020 LOCATION: St. Louis, Missouri Visit the conference website We are excited to announce that this year’s NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference will take place on December 7-8, 2020 at the in St. Louis, Missouri. Key upcoming dates: Early April - Call for Proposals July - Early bird registration Keep up to date at the conference website: k12cybersecurityconference.org. This event is supported by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), a program of the National Institute of Standards

11th Annual NICE Conference and Expo

Lun, 11/16/2020 - 06:00
11th ANNUAL NICE CONFERENCE AND EXPO SAVE THE DATE: November 16-18, 2020 LOCATION: Atlanta, Georgia Visit the Conference website We are excited to announce that this year’s Conference and Expo will take place on November 16 - 18, 2020 at the Hilton Atlanta in Atlanta, GA. For more information about the conference, visit niceconference.org This event is supported by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), a program of the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the U.S. Department of Commerce, under a Cooperative Agreement (Award# 70NANB18H025). Learn more at

11th Annual NICE Conference and Expo

Lun, 11/16/2020 - 06:00
11th ANNUAL NICE CONFERENCE AND EXPO SAVE THE DATE: November 16-18, 2020 LOCATION: Atlanta, Georgia Visit the Conference website We are excited to announce that this year’s Conference and Expo will take place on November 16 - 18, 2020 at the Hilton Atlanta in Atlanta, GA. For more information about the conference, visit niceconference.org This event is supported by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), a program of the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the U.S. Department of Commerce, under a Cooperative Agreement (Award# 70NANB18H025). Learn more at

NIST Vehicle Teleoperation Forum

Ven, 11/13/2020 - 15:00
Join NIST on Friday, November 13, 2020 for a full day virtual forum designed to bring leaders industry, academia, and government agencies to discuss the challenges, opportunities, and potential paths forward in vehicle teleoperation. The forum presenters will present their views on the future of automated driving and vehicle teleoperation, the roles of cloud computing and 5G in vehicle teleoperation, and the key challenges to be addressed.

International Face Performance Conference (IFPC) 2020

Mar, 10/27/2020 - 05:00
NIST is pleased to announce the IFPC 2020, which is focused on all technical factors affecting the deployment and use of high performance face recognition applications, including applications, standards, quality assessment, human aspects, demographic effects, age and ageing effects, presentation attack detection, morphing, datasets, their preparation, training and tuning, non-cooperative uses, accuracy measurement, and performance tests. With support from the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate, the conference aims to assemble a set of speakers from across the

International Face Performance Conference (IFPC) 2020

Mar, 10/27/2020 - 05:00
NIST is pleased to announce the IFPC 2020, which is focused on all technical factors affecting the deployment and use of high performance face recognition applications, including applications, standards, quality assessment, human aspects, demographic effects, age and ageing effects, presentation attack detection, morphing, datasets, their preparation, training and tuning, non-cooperative uses, accuracy measurement, and performance tests. Sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate, the conference aims to assemble a set of speakers from across the globe

NICE Webinar: Addressing the Cybersecurity Talent Gap at Scale - Introducing Learning and Employment Records

Mer, 10/21/2020 - 20:00
Speakers: Rick Torres President and CEO National Student Clearinghouse Alex Kaplan Global Leader, Blockchain and AI for Industry Credentials IBM Talent and Transformation Darin R. Hobbs Director of Academic Records & Credentials Western Governors University Frank C. Cicio Jr. CEO and Founder iQ4 Synopsis: We are living in a skills-based economy where employers are seeking ways for learners (employees, job seekers, and students) to provide evidence of their skills or competencies. A national, Learning and Employer Record (LER) infrastructure will support learners by enabling them and education

IEEE International Workshop on Spectrum Sharing Technology for Next Generation Communications

Lun, 10/19/2020 - 22:45
Workshop title: Spectrum Sharing Technology for Next Generation Communications Call for Papers: Due to the ever-increasing demands on wireless communications and limited spectrum resources, spectrum sharing (SS) is being developed as a key solution to alleviate the spectrum scarcity problem in the current and next generation (NG) communication systems. Major notable SS systems include the 5G New Radio Unlicensed (NR-U), unlicensed LTE or License Assisted Access (LAA), Internet of Things (IoT), CBRS 3-tier access, LTE-WLAN Aggregation (LWA), Multefire, and others. They have used various

Providing NIST Guest Researchers with the Tools they Need

Mar, 10/13/2020 - 14:00
NIST is made up of a wide array of professionals from many different backgrounds, from science and engineering to communications, information technology, and many more. Combining all of these fields onto one campus and cross-department cooperation builds this institute into a leader of standards and technology. Outside of the federal government employees here, there is another group of individuals that bring just as much to the table as anyone else, and they are the guest researchers. Guest researchers at NIST can be broken down into two groups: domestic associates and foreign associates. A

NIST Cybersecurity Expert Donna Dodson Receives Service to America Medal

Gio, 10/08/2020 - 14:00
Donna Dodson, a cybersecurity expert who worked for her entire 33-year career at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has been honored this week with a Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal for her numerous contributions to the field. Since 2002, the Partnership for Public Service has awarded “Sammies” medals to honor outstanding civil servants. One of just 11 winners chosen from a pool of more than 350 nominations, Dodson received her medal in the Safety, Security and International Affairs category. “Donna Dodson demonstrates the profound impact that a single

NIST Crowdsourcing Challenge to De-Identify Public Safety Data Sets

Gio, 10/01/2020 - 14:00
BOULDER, Colo. — The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has launched a crowdsourcing challenge to spur new methods to ensure that important public safety data sets can be de-identified to protect individual privacy. The Differential Privacy Temporal Map Challenge includes a series of contests that will award a total of up to $276,000 for differential privacy solutions for complex data sets that include information on both time and location. For critical applications such as emergency planning and epidemiology, public safety responders may need

NIST Awards More Than $4 Million to Small Businesses for Innovations in AI, Wildfire Forecasting and More

Gio, 10/01/2020 - 14:00
GAITHERSBURG, Md. — The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded 19 small businesses in 12 states a total of more than $4.4 million in grants to support innovative technology development. The awardees will receive Phase I or Phase II funding through NIST’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The competitively selected proposals were submitted in response to a call for innovative products addressing specific technical needs. “The Small Business Innovation Research program supports scientific research and development leading

Registration now OPEN for the Virtual NICE Conference Series!

Lun, 09/28/2020 - 14:00
2020 NICE Conference & Expo REGISTRATION NOW OPEN WEEKLY CONFERENCE SUB-THEMES Growing & Sustaining the NICE Community Tuesday, October 27 | 1 - 5:15 PM EDT The Learning Ecosystem Thursday, November 5 | 1 - 5 PM EST Career Discovery Monday, November 9 | 1 - 5 PM EST Talent Management Monday, November 16 | 1 - 4:45 PM EST Register Now Conference Agenda Each conference day has been organized so each attendee can attend breakout sessions of their choosing, visit the exhibitor hall, and connect with other attendees in the networking lounge. View the agenda online. Conference Workshops Available at

Fall 2020 NICE eNewsletter Available

Lun, 09/21/2020 - 14:00
The Fall 2020 NICE eNewsletter is available now. The NICE eNewsletter is published quarterly to provide information on academic, industry, and government developments related to the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), updates from key NICE programs, projects, the NICE Working Group, and other important news. For additional archived issues please click here.

The Phish Scale: NIST’s New Tool Helps IT Staff See Why Users Click on Fraudulent Emails

Gio, 09/17/2020 - 14:00
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new tool called the Phish Scale that could help organizations better train their employees to avoid a particularly dangerous form of cyberattack known as phishing. By 2021, global cybercrime damages will cost $6 trillion annually, up from $3 trillion in 2015, according to estimates from the 2020 Official Annual Cybercrime Report by Cybersecurity Ventures. One of the more prevalent types of cybercrime is phishing, a practice where hackers send emails that appear to be from an acquaintance or trustworthy

NIST and the Internet Keep Safe Coalition Join Forces on K12 Cybersecurity Education

Mer, 09/16/2020 - 14:00
The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have announced a new cooperative agreement with the Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeepSafe) to assist the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) in its outreach efforts to build a K12 community that inspires cybersecurity career awareness with students in elementary school, stimulates cybersecurity career exploration in middle school, and enables cybersecurity career preparedness in high school. Through a competitive process announced in June, iKeepSafe has been awarded $150,000 per year for

Quantum Economic Development Consortium Confirms Steering Committee

Mer, 09/16/2020 - 14:00
GAITHERSBURG, Md. — The Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C) has formally established its steering committee with the signing of participation agreements by Boeing, ColdQuanta, Google, IBM, QC Ware and Zapata Computing. The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Department of Energy are also members of the steering committee, which will set direction for the consortium as it lays the groundwork for a new commercial industry based on quantum information science and technologies, as well as the supply chain to support it. The

NIST Profile on Responsible Use of PNT Services

Mar, 09/15/2020 - 06:00
September 15, 2020: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT September 16, 2020: Breakout sessions (option of a 1 hour session between 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT) to discuss the contents of the draft PNT Profile The September 15th workshop will include: A webinar to provide an update on NIST’s latest efforts to develop a Profile for the systems that form or use PNT data. Panel discussions with representatives from industry and federal agencies to discuss their use of systems that form or use PNT data, impact to operations or services if PNT is disrupted, and federal efforts to improve the resiliency of PNT

NDN Community Meeting

Gio, 09/10/2020 - 06:00
Named Data Networking Community Meeting 2020 will be hosted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on September 10 and 11, 2020. The organizing committee cordially invites you to participate in and contribute to the event! NDNComm is an annual event that brings together a large community of researchers from academia, industry, and government, as well as users and other parties interested in the development of Named Data Networking (NDN) technology. NDN is an architectural realization of the broad Information Centric Networking (ICN) vision that enables communications by

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