Connecting Americans to Good-Paying Jobs in Cyber

To keep all Americans secure and boost the next generation of innovation in the U.S., we must drastically scale up the cyber workforce across the country. The Office of the National Cyber Director (ONCD) developed the National Cyber Workforce and Education Strategy (NCWES) and Fact Sheet to address this national security and economic imperative.  The…

Fact Sheet: ONCD Report Calls for Adoption of Memory Safe Programming Languages and Addressing the Hard Research Problem of Software Measurability

ONCD Rallies Industry, Academia, and Civil Society to Join Effort February 26, 2024 Read the full report here Watch the video address here Today, the Office of the National Cyber Director (ONCD) published a technical report entitled “Back to the Building Blocks: A Path Toward Secure and Measurable Software.” The report builds upon the President’s…

FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Announces National Cyber Workforce and Education Strategy, Unleashing America’s Cyber Talent

Read the full strategy here  Today, the Biden-Harris Administration unveiled the National Cyber Workforce and Education  Strategy (NCWES), a first-of-its-kind comprehensive approach aimed at addressing both  immediate and long-term cyber workforce needs. Filling the hundreds of thousands of cyber job  vacancies across our nation is a national security imperative and the Administration is making  generational…

Readout: Biden Administration Continues National Cyber Workforce Education Roadshow in Chicago, Announces Commitments to Build America’s Cyber Workforce Especially Among Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities

Today in Chicago, the Biden-Harris Administration continued its National Cyber Workforce Education roadshow by joining a roundtable to discuss cyber skills development hosted by the Board of Directors of Manufacturing x Digital (MxD). The Office of the National Cyber Director (ONCD) met with more than a half dozen colleges, consortia, and education partners to discuss…

Readout: Biden Administration and Partners Announce Major Commitments to Fill Cyber Jobs as Acting National Cyber Director Kicks Off Workforce Roadshow in Las Vegas

August 9, 2023 Today, the Biden-Harris Administration participated in a regional cyber workforce summit focused on expanding access to good-paying, middle-class jobs for all Nevadans at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), a Minority-Serving and Hispanic-Serving Institution. Multiple organizations, along with the Biden Administration, announced significant commitments addressing the national security imperative to grow…

One Year In: The President’s National Cybersecurity Strategy is Driving Change and Protecting the Nation

By National Cyber Director Harry Coker, Jr. On March 2, 2023, President Biden released the National Cybersecurity Strategy, a guiding document that has set the course for how the Biden-Harris Administration drives policy and action to defend our increasingly digital world. At the time, President Biden said, “Cybersecurity is essential to the basic functioning of…

Office of Management and Budget Releases Draft Memorandum for Modernizing the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP)

OMB is requesting public comment on a new draft memorandum to strengthen and enhance the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP). Historically, the Federal Government has spent significant resources on physical data centers, missing out on the flexibility, security and performance of commercial cloud infrastructure. In 2011, OMB created FedRAMP to address these issues,…

PCAST Releases Report on Strategy for Cyber-Physical Resilience

Today, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released a report on fortifying the nation’s cyber-physical systems. These systems are the integrated digital and infrastructural resources that are crucial to Americans’ daily lives, including the electrical grid, public water systems, internet and telecommunications, banking systems, air traffic control, and much more. President…

Fact Sheet: Office of the National Cyber Director Requests Public Comment on Harmonizing Cybersecurity Regulations

RFI Cybersecurity Regulatory Harmonization Today, the White House Office of the National Cyber Director (ONCD) is announcing a request for information (RFI) on cybersecurity regulatory harmonization and regulatory reciprocity. The  RFI builds on the commitment the Administration made in the National Cybersecurity Strategy to “harmonize not only regulations and rules, but also assessments and audits…

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