The new NCCOE will be located at Shady Grove Innovation Center, 9700 Great Seneca Highway, Rockville, Maryland. The site is near NIST’s Gaithersburg campus.
The NCCOE is envisioned to be a state-of-the-art, collaborative environment that will bring together experts from industry, government and academia. It should serve to inspire and to fuel creativity and imagination. The center will promote collaboration to identify and solve today’s most pressing cybersecurity challenges.
The main design goal is to transform the existing maze of offices and wet labs into a modern, open layout with clusters of offices and computer labs. Flexibility and extensive use of natural light will be some of the key features.The space should appeal to innovators. Although the center will be an FFRDC it should have a silicon-valley feel to it.
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