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Cyber Policy and the State of the Union

By Sarah Austin - President Obama’s speech to the American people during his State of the Union address took a much different tone toward technology and cyber policy than we’re used to seeing.   While we may be used to the President focusing on the need for technological advancements and calling for a larger investment in Information Technology, he only briefly mentioned the recent success of these efforts.

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National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education

The White House is taking steps to encourage young people to study and pursue careers in cybersecurity and eventually train a new force of security personnel. The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) and the upcoming National Cybersecurity Challenge are two such programs the White House hopes will increase interest in security careers.

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