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Cybersecurity Center of Excellence Launched

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February 22, 2012
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The National Institute of Standards and Technology is establishing the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, a public-private collaboration aimed at accelerating the widespread adoption of integrated cybersecurity tools and technologies.

NIST Director Patrick Gallagher, at ceremonies on Feb. 21, said the center would unite “the best minds and provide them with the best tools to create and test solutions that will make online transactions of all kinds safer.”

Using a $10 million appropriation, NIST and its partners will provide a state-of-the-art computing facility near its Gaithersburg, Md., campus, where researchers from NIST will work with users and vendors of cybersecurity products and services. The center will host multi-institutional, collaborative efforts that build on expertise from industry and government.

via GovInfoSecurity, continued here.