NCC Provides Webcast Support for NIST’s NICE Workshop


On September 17th through 19th, members of NCC’s Multimedia and Production Solutions (MPS) division made the short trek to Gaithersburg, Maryland to provide webcasting support for the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Fourth Annual National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Workshop, titled “Shaping the Future of Cybersecurity Education.”

NIST, a non-regulatory federal agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce, has the mission “to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.”  The NICE Initiative within the agency is focused on enhancing the overall cybersecurity of the United States.  This annual event provides a forum for presenters, panelists, and participants to disseminate information and use lessons learned to help attendees grow their cybersecurity toolkit and alert everyone to the critical role each plays in moving the strategic goals of NICE forward.

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A screenshot from our webcast of Day Three of the NICE Workshop

On each of the three days of the NICE Workshop our team generated two simultaneous two-camera webcasts for the workshop’s breakout sessions while NIST’s technicians supported the other two sessions for a total of four concurrent streams.  The webcasts were broadcast live, with captions, on the NIST website with archived versions to be made available for viewing in the near future.  Our team members were responsible for manning the cameras and video switchers in each room and ensuring the feed was streaming to NIST’s content delivery network for viewing by the general public.

The NICE Workshop represents the first event we’ve supported for NIST, and our team of technicians appreciated the opportunity to execute the two-camera shoots and webcasts.  Our multiple visits to NIST’s headquarters prior to the NICE workshop included extensive testing, planning, and coordinating with the venue, client, and main speakers, ensuring high-quality event production and broadcasts.

We were pleased to create a better viewing experience for online participants of the NICE Workshop, and we look forward to expanding our multimedia support for this agency and others in the near future.