CyberSecurity Core Curriculum

The President?s Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP) calls for the development of a Cybersecurity Core Curriculum that will ensure cybersecurity graduates who wish to join the Federal Government have the requisite knowledge and skills.


The execution of this tasking will be through
the solicitation of grants to develop specified Cybersecurity Core Curriculum and other educational related tools and assessments that are in alignment with the National Initiative for CyberSecuirty Education (NICE) DRAFT National CyberSecurity Workforce Framework (DRAFT NCWF).

Agency - Department of Defense

The Department of Defense provides the military forces needed to deter war and protect the security of the United States through five major areas: peacekeeping and war-fighting efforts, Homeland Security, evacuation and humanitarian causes.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

National Security Agency Attn: Lisa Houck 9800 Savage Road Fort George G.

Meade, MD 20755-6833 (410) 854-7883.
Website Address

http://www.nsa.gov




Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Grants funds must be used for allowable costs necessary to conduct the CyberSecurity Curriculum development and/or educational related tools, assessments, etc.

Funds may not be used for any purposes other than those approved in the grant award documents.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Must be a U.S.

college or University, a public or private school or school system, or a not-for-profit educational institution. The principal investigator and program staff must be U.S.

citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

Program eligibility will be determined by NSA?s College of Cyber.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Must be a U.S. college or University, a public or private school or school system, or a not-for-profit educational institution. The principal investigator and program staff must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Program eligibility will be determined by NSA?s College of Cyber.

Credentials/Documentation

Must be a subject matter expert and/or instructor educator in a CyberSecurity program at an accredited institution or a non-profit CyberSecurity Education institution in the area of which they are providing a proposal. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Institutions submit proposals for the development of CyberSecurity Curriculum development and/or educational related tools, assessments, etc. The reviewing and ranking of the proposals are performed by an evaluation team. NSA determines which submission will receive support together with the amount of support to be provided and notifies those who have submitted proposal of the final decision regarding their submission. Subsequent to this notification, funds will be provided in a timely manner, contingent upon appropriation and authorization by Congress, to the NSA Grants office for processing of a Grant Award. APPLICANTS SHOULD NOT MAKE ANY EXPENDITURE PRIOR TO RECEIPT OF A GRANT AWARD DOCUMENT SIGNED BY THE NSA GRANTS OFFICE.

Award Procedures

Procedural steps for awarding assistance will be documented in the call for proposals. Applicants to refer to this document.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

10 USC 2192(b).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Assistance funds are available for a period of up to 12 months. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Requests for payment and acceptance of those requests are specified in the terms and conditions for each awarded grant.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

A final performance report will be required 60 days after completion of grant.

Further clarification will be identified in the solicitation.

No cash reports are required.

Every 3 months from date of award.

Further clarification will be identified in the solicitation.

SF-425 will be due 60 days after completion of grant.

No performance monitoring is required.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.

Records

Record keeping requirements are in accordance with the terms and conditions of the award, which will include appropriate provisions related to recipient records that are required by the DoD Grant and Agreement Regulations (DoDGARs).

Financial Information

Account Identification

97-0100-0-1-051.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 16 $0; FY 17 est $6,396,954; and FY 18 Estimate Not Available(Exp: FY18 funding is uncertain at thi)

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Estimated range is $40,000 to $1,000,000. This is the first year so no average is available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. National Security Agency Attn: Lisa Houck 9800 Savage Road Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755-6833 (410) 854-7883.

Headquarters Office

Donna L. Berry 9800 Savage Road, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland 20755 Email: dlberr1@nsa.gov Phone: 4434794327

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Criteria for proposal selection will be outlined in the Evaluation Criteria of the Grant Solicitation. The government reserves the right to partially fund any successful proposal based upon availability of funds.



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