The National Cybersecurity Intelligence Center is a step closer to reality this week.

Gov. John Hickenlooper will sign the Colorado Cybersecurity Initiative into law during special ceremonies scheduled for 2:45 p.m. Friday on UCCS’s campus.

House Bill 16-1453 identifies Colorado Springs as the location for the center, which will provide research to respond to cyber attack, train government and private sector leaders about cybersecurity and trains workforce development. It supports a partnership with the academic programs at UCCS and leverages military, state, federal and local government — as well as private sector — resources.

The bill also provides $8 million in state money to renovate a UCCS-owned building at 3650 N. Nevada Ave.

Hickenlooper will sign HB 16-1453 which identifies Colorado Springs as the location for the National Cyber Intelligence Center to respond to cyber-attacks, to train government and private sector leaders to respond to them and to do workforce development and research. The bill supports a partnership of academics at UCCS and other higher education institutions to leverage military, state, federal, local government as well as private sector resources. The bill provides $8 million in state funds to be used to renovate a UCCS-owned building at 3650 N. Nevada Ave.

The bill, which passed the final hurdle in the legislature earlier this month, was sponsored by Sen. Kent Lambert of Colorado Springs and Rep. Millie Hamner of Frisco.

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Gov. John Hickenlooper will sign the Colorado Cybersecurity Initiative into law during special ceremonies scheduled for 2:45 p.m. May 20 on the campus of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.

Hickenlooper will sign HB 16-1453 which identifies Colorado Springs as the location for the National Cyber Intelligence Center to respond to cyber-attacks, to train government and private sector leaders to respond to them and to do workforce development and research. The bill supports a partnership of academics at UCCS and other higher education institutions to leverage military, state, federal, local government as well as private sector resources. The bill provides $8 million in state funds to be used to renovate a UCCS-owned building at 3650 N. Nevada Ave.

The bill was sponsored by Rep. Millie Hamner, D-Frisco, and Sen. Kent Lambert, R-Colorado Springs. It passed the Colorado House April 29 by a vote of 52-13 and the Colorado Senate May 4 by a vote of 30 to 5. The legislation can be viewed here.

Ceremony details are:

  • 2:45 p.m., May 20, El Pomar Plaza, University of Colorado Colorado Springs. El Pomar Plaza is located west of the Kraemer Family Library (KFL). In case of bad weather, the event will be moved to the Kraemer Family Library third floor.
  • Parking is free. Lot 224 is recommended.

For more information about the National Cyber Intelligence Center, click here