March 7, 2014

County Enhances Role as Cybersecurity Leader

The County’s position at the forefront in the field of national cybersecurity was enhanced recently when County Executive Ike Leggett joined state and federal officials to sign a Partnership Intermediary Agreement (PIA) to operate the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) in Rockville.

The agreement expands on the collaboration outlined in a Memorandum of Understanding – signed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the State of Maryland and Montgomery County in February 2012 – establishing the NCCoE.

A public-private partnership, the NCCoE was created to accelerate the broad adoption of integrated cybersecurity tools and technologies. Through the National Cybersecurity Excellence Partnership, 16 companies – including Cisco Systems, McAfee, Microsoft, RSA and Symantec – have agreed to provide hardware, software and expertise to the center’s efforts to advance the rapid adoption of secure technologies.

County Executive Leggett’s statement.

See news release and County’s eBiz Alert coverage.

Video of signing ceremony.