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24th Annual FISSEA Conference - 2011


Who Should Attend:

Individuals from government, industry, and academia who are involved with information systems/cybersecurity workforce development -- awareness, training, education, certification, and professionalization. Those new to the field as well as seasoned professionals would benefit from attending. Typical attendees:

  • CIOs, Deputy CIOs, CIO staff
  • CISOs, Deputy CISOs, CISO staff
  • IT Managers
  • Information Security Educators and Researchers
  • CHCO Training and Development Personnel
  • Cybersecurity Trainers and Teachers
  • Instructional Designers
  • Curriculum Developers

You Will Gain:

  • An update on the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) activities
  • A better understanding of current cybersecurity projects, emerging trends, and initiatives that will provide pathways to future solutions
  • Awareness and training ideas, resources, contacts
  • New techniques for developing/conducting training
  • Networking opportunities
  • Professional development
  • An opportunity to meet industry partners at vendor exhibit

Security Instructions:

NIST Main Gate Requirements

Visitors can access the Gaithersburg campus from the main gate at W. Diamond Ave. and Bureau Drive only. When a Guest/Visitor checks in at the NIST Visitor Center at Gate A (Main Gate) and intends to drive into the campus, they will have to show two documents: a Photo I.D. (State issued driver's license, Federal ID or passport) and a Vehicle Registration card.  If a guest does not have a valid vehicle registration, they will be required to park at the Visitor Center and take the NIST Campus Shuttle. Visitors driving rental cars can show their rental agreement in lieu of vehicle registration.

Once you leave the Visitor Center, you will be asked to show the name badge you picked up and a photo ID before being admitted onto the campus. At the main entrance stop sign, make a left, follow until you see signs for the Administration Building (101) (it's the tallest building). There is ample free visitor parking across from the Administration Building. Visitors must wear a visitor badge at all times while on the NIST campus.

Related Project(s):

Federal Information Systems Security Educators' Association website:


Start Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2011
End Date: Thursday, March 17, 2011
Location: NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, MD., Administration Building (101), Green Auditorium and Lecture Room B
Audience: Industry, Government, Academia
Format: Conference


NIST Computer Security Division


Registration Fee:
$232 (includes lunches, breaks) 


The Hilton
620 Perry Parkway
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
(301) 977-8900 or Toll free Hilton reservations at (800) 445-8667
Room rate: $149.00 (includes full hot breakfast)

Technical Contact:

NIST Conference Office:
Mary Lou Norris

Peggy Himes