Workforce Programs

CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service (SFS)

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) partnership with National Science Foundation to offers scholarships to outstanding undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students in exchange for government service to a federal agency

Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense

Sponsored by DHS and the National Security Agency (NSA) to promote higher education and research, and produce a growing pipeline of professionals.

National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (NICCS)

Managed by DHS, this online portal serves as a national resource for cybersecurity education, training, and career opportunities.

NSA Day of Cyber

The NSA Day Of Cyber sponsored by the National Security Agency, is an online, interactive cyber career exploration experience. It enables students to take a seat beside the NSA Cyber Threat Director and test drive a day in the life of six NSA cyber professionals.

National Initiative for Cyber Education (NICE)

The NICE initiative, led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the U.S. Department of Commerce, is a partnership between government, academia, and the private sector focused on cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development. The mission of NICE is to energize and promote a robust network and an ecosystem of cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development.

Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Cyber Careers Website

In 2017, OPM launched the website.  The website is updated with cybersecurity information and resources to support current Federal employees, students and academics. The portal will provide training and development opportunities, collaboration with others, and a link to benefits for current Federal employees.  The portal for students and academics will share information about special programs for recent graduates and college students.  It will also provide more information about the benefits of working for the Federal Government as well as training and development opportunities.

Government Awareness Programs

Stop.Think.Connect National Public Awareness Campaign

National public awareness campaign aimed at increasing the understanding of cyber threats and empowering the American public to be safer and more secure online.

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM)

Celebrated each October, NCSAM is a collaborative effort between government and industry encourage the public to be safer and more secure online.

On Guard Online

The On Guard Online website is run by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which is the nation’s consumer protection agency. The FTC works to prevent fraudulent, deceptive and unfair business practices in the marketplace and the online portal is its hub for resources on a host of topics, including privacy, identity and online safety. The FTC is also a partner of the Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign.

Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC)

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has worked through its Federal Advisory Committee, the CSRIC, to develop voluntary industry wide best practices that promote reliable networks, including for 911 calling. CSRIC and its working groups is made up of industry leaders, academics, and innovators in communications, Federal partners, public safety entities, state and local government officials, and Internet registries.

Public-Private Partnership Efforts

National Cyber Security Alliance (NSCA)

The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) builds strong public/private partnerships to create and implement broad-reaching education and awareness efforts to empower users at home, work and school with the information they need to keep themselves, their organizations, their systems and their sensitive information safe and secure online and encourage a culture of cybersecurity.

The National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center (NICERC)

In partnership with DHS, the NICERC was developed by the Cyber Innovation Center to address the growing need for 21st century tools and curricula for educators to obtain easily and teach confidently in the classroom. Based out of Bossier City, Louisiana, NICERC develops innovative cyber-based curricula for use by K-12 teachers across the country. The curricula developed by NICERC is free to any K-12 educator within the United States and comprises the Cyber Interstate – a robust library of cyber-based curricula that provides opportunities for students to become aware of cyber issues, engage in cyber education, and enter cyber career fields.


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