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).

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
12.905
Federal Agency/Office
National Security Agency, Department of Defense
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants; Z - Salaries and Expenses
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Authorization
10 USC 2192(b)
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
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.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
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 Procedure
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 location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days.
Appeals
Not applicable.
Renewals
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
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.
How may assistance be used?
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.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Not applicable.
Auditing
Not applicable.
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)
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Assistance funds are available for a period of up to 12 months. Requests for payment and acceptance of those requests are specified in the terms and conditions for each awarded grant.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
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, MD 20755 US
dlberr1@nsa.gov
Phone: 4434794327
Website Address
http://www.nsa.gov
Financial Information
Account Identification
97-0100-0-1-051
Obligations
(Salaries and Expenses) FY 17$6,396,954.00; FY 18 est $6,396,954.00; FY 19 Estimate Not Available FY 16$0.00; -
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.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.

 



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