Friday, July 1, 2022

OMB Approves NSF CyberCorps NPRM

Yesterday, the OMB’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) announced that it had approved a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) from the National Science Foundation for “NSF CyberCorps Scholarship for Service Program”. The NPRM was sent to OIRA back on May 2nd, 2022. According to the Abstract for this rulemaking in the Spring 2022 Unified Agenda:

“The CyberCorps Scholarship for Service (SFS) Program is designed to recruit and train the next generation of cybersecurity professionals to meet the needs of Federal, State, local, tribal, and territorial government. The program provides scholarships for cybersecurity undergraduate and graduate (MS or PhD) education funded through grants awarded by the NSF. In return for the financial support, recipients must agree to work for the U.S. Government or a State, local, or Tribal government after graduation in a cybersecurity-related position, for a period equal to the length of the scholarship. Under the statute, NSF, in consultation with the Secretary of Education, must issue regulations that govern the process of converting scholarships to student loans when the scholarship recipients fail to meet their required service obligations.” [emphasis added]

We can probably expect to see the NPRM published in the Federal Register in the next week or so.

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