Delaney Speaks at Dedication of New National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence Facility

Feb 8, 2016
Press Release

ROCKVILLE – Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) joined federal, state and local officials Monday at the dedication of the new National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) facility in Rockville. The dedication ceremony marked the opening of expanded new facilities for NCCoE. The new facility includes 22 labs dedicated to issues such as access control, mobile device security, online identity authentication, data integrity, situational awareness and IT asset management.

“Cybersecurity is national security, economic security and personal security rolled into one and that’s why the work done at NCCoE and NIST is so incredibly important,” said Congressman Delaney. “This facility is an example of why I’m proud to represent many NIST employees in the House of Representatives. Cybersecurity problems are too complex and too important for us not to collaborate and these new labs are designed to help the public and private sectors develop more secure systems and will further greater collaboration between industry, government and academia. When you look at where the world is headed, it is clear cybersecurity will only become more important, both as public policy and as a jobs engine. With our experts, resources and track record, Maryland should lead on cybersecurity.”

In addition to Delaney, the event featured United States Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Director Willie May, Senator Barbara Mikulski, Senator Ben Cardin, Rep. John Sarbanes, Maryland Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford, and Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett.

NCCoE was founded in 2012 to accelerate the adoption of standards-based, advanced security technologies. NCCoE consults with IT security professionals to identify the most pressing cybersecurity issues and then generates detailed technical descriptions of the problems. Once problems are identified, NCCoE maps the desired solution, industry standards, and best practices for NIST.