Announcing a National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) Workshop, 26511-26512 [2012-10810]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 87 / Friday, May 4, 2012 / Notices • Ability to engage and assist SMEs to effectively deploy technologies; and • A sustained focus on innovation with a strong reputation for quality and success. Examples of Potential Focus Areas Each Institute will have a clear focus area that does not overlap with those of the other Institutes. The focus area could be an advanced material, a manufacturing process, an enabling technology, or an industry sector. The federal government does not intend to create or provide a complete list of focus areas for the NNMI. The NNMI solicitation will invite applicants to propose such areas. The following examples are meant only to be suggestive of focus areas that might serve national needs and improve the competitiveness of a broad base of domestic manufacturers. erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Example 1 (Manufacturing Process): Refining standards, materials, and equipment for additive manufacturing to enable lowcost, low-volume production using digital designs that can be transmitted from designers located anywhere. Example 2 (Advanced Materials): Developing lightweight materials, such as low-cost carbon fiber composites (CFCs), that will improve fuel efficiency and performance of the next generation of automobiles, aircraft, ships, and trains. 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Request for Information: The objective of this request for information is to assist the NIST-hosted AMNPO in the development of the new program should the NNMI be funded in FY 2013. The questions below are intended to assist in the formulation of comments, and should not be construed as a limitation on the number of comments that interested persons may submit or as a limitation on the issues that may be addressed in such comments. Comments containing references, VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:20 May 03, 2012 Jkt 226001 studies, research, and other empirical data that are not widely published should include copies of the referenced materials. All comments will be made publicly available. The NIST-hosted AMNPO is specifically interested in receiving input pertaining to one or more of the following questions: Technologies With Broad Impact 1. What criteria should be used to select technology focus areas? 2. 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The goals of this workshop are to provide a venue for discussion of the NCCoE public-private partnership structure, and to describe and gather input from individual participants on possible case studies that are expected to form a central focus of collaborative efforts. The workshop will also describe and explore opportunities for industry, academia, and Federal, state and local government agencies to participate in the NCCoE. DATES: The NCCoE Workshop will be held on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 from 8 a.m. Eastern Time to 5 p.m. Eastern Time. Attendees must register by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, June 19, 2012. SUMMARY: The event will be held at the Universities at Shady Grove, 9630 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville, MD 20850. ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\04MYN1.SGM 04MYN1 26512 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 87 / Friday, May 4, 2012 / Notices For further information contact N. Lucy Salah by email at nccoe@nist.gov or by phone at (301) 975–4500. To register, go to: https://www.fbcinc.com/NIST/nccoe/ atreg1.aspx. Additional workshop details will be available at http:// csrc.nist.gov/nccoe. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The NCCoE is a public-private collaboration for accelerating the widespread adoption of integrated cybersecurity tools and technologies. The NCCoE will bring together experts from industry, government and academia under one roof to develop practical, interoperable cybersecurity approaches that address the real world needs of complex Information Technology (IT) systems. By accelerating dissemination and use of these integrated tools and technologies for protecting IT assets, the NCCoE will enhance trust in U.S. IT communications, data, and storage systems; lower risk for companies and individuals in the use of IT systems; and encourage development of innovative, job-creating cybersecurity products and services. This initial workshop will provide a venue for discussion of the NCCoE public-private partnership structure, and describe and gather input from individual participants on possible case studies that are expected to form a central focus of collaborative efforts. The workshop will also describe and explore opportunities for industry, academia, and Federal, state and local government agencies to participate in the NCCoE. The workshop is open to the general public; however, those wishing to attend must register at https:// www.fbcinc.com/NIST/nccoe/ atreg1.aspx by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, in order to attend. For additional information on the NCCoE governance and NCCoE operational structure, visit the NCCoE Web site http://csrc.nist.gov/nccoe. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: April 27, 2012. Willie E. 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This information, upon receipt, results in an increasingly more efficient and accurate database for management and monitoring of fisheries of the Northeastern U.S. EEZ. The DAS leasing downgrade information is collected to allow vessel owners that are eligible to lease Northeast multispecies DAS a one-time downgrade in their baseline specifications to their current vessel specifications. This one-time downgrade provides greater flexibility for vessel owners to lease their DAS. II. Method of Collection Applicants can submit a DAS leasing request either through mail or electronically. Fillable applications may be completed online, but must be printed and signed to complete and the originals must be mailed. Applicants may choose to submit a lease electronically by logging into their personal fish-on-line accounts at https://www.nero.noaa.gov/NMFSlogin/ login/login and clicking on the Days At Sea Leasing section. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0475. Form Number: None. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Institute of Standards and Technology


Announcing a National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) 
Workshop

AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), 
Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of initial public workshop.

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SUMMARY: NIST announces a National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence 
(NCCoE) Workshop to be held on Tuesday, June 26, 2012. This is an 
initial informational NCCoE workshop. The goals of this workshop are to 
provide a venue for discussion of the NCCoE public-private partnership 
structure, and to describe and gather input from individual 
participants on possible case studies that are expected to form a 
central focus of collaborative efforts. The workshop will also describe 
and explore opportunities for industry, academia, and Federal, state 
and local government agencies to participate in the NCCoE.

DATES: The NCCoE Workshop will be held on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 from 8 
a.m. Eastern Time to 5 p.m. Eastern Time. Attendees must register by 5 
p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, June 19, 2012.

ADDRESSES: The event will be held at the Universities at Shady Grove, 
9630 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville, MD 20850.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information contact N. 
Lucy Salah by email at nccoe@nist.gov or by phone at (301) 975-4500. To 
register, go to: https://www.fbcinc.com/NIST/nccoe/atreg1.aspx. 
Additional workshop details will be available at http://csrc.nist.gov/nccoe.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NCCoE is a public-private collaboration 
for accelerating the widespread adoption of integrated cybersecurity 
tools and technologies. The NCCoE will bring together experts from 
industry, government and academia under one roof to develop practical, 
interoperable cybersecurity approaches that address the real world 
needs of complex Information Technology (IT) systems. By accelerating 
dissemination and use of these integrated tools and technologies for 
protecting IT assets, the NCCoE will enhance trust in U.S. IT 
communications, data, and storage systems; lower risk for companies and 
individuals in the use of IT systems; and encourage development of 
innovative, job-creating cybersecurity products and services.
    This initial workshop will provide a venue for discussion of the 
NCCoE public-private partnership structure, and describe and gather 
input from individual participants on possible case studies that are 
expected to form a central focus of collaborative efforts. The workshop 
will also describe and explore opportunities for industry, academia, 
and Federal, state and local government agencies to participate in the 
NCCoE.
    The workshop is open to the general public; however, those wishing 
to attend must register at https://www.fbcinc.com/NIST/nccoe/atreg1.aspx by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, in order 
to attend.
    For additional information on the NCCoE governance and NCCoE 
operational structure, visit the NCCoE Web site http://csrc.nist.gov/nccoe.

    Dated: April 27, 2012.
Willie E. May,
Associate Director for Laboratory Programs.
[FR Doc. 2012-10810 Filed 5-3-12; 8:45 am]
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