Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Montgomery to Get Cybersecurity Center

Here's some great news from our Deparment of Economic Development Director, Steve Silverman:

I would like to share some very exciting news with you! Montgomery County, the State of Maryland, U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) signed a Memorandum of Understanding February 21 creating The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence in Montgomery County.

Thanks to $10 million in federal appropriations secured by Mikulski in NIST's FY 2012 budget, the Cybersecurity Center of Excellence will encourage tech transfer by allowing private companies to learn about and apply public sector cybersecurity advances to their own products and applications. The Department of Economic Development is working direclty with NIST to identify a location near NIST's campus for the Center.

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