With access to the latest data, trends, and threat activity – the Cyber Research, Education, and Training Center (CRETC) will provide a rich platform of current information to drive research and development in cyber security and help build an effective, talented workforce for the future to assist with advancing the industry. With the expansion of the threat landscape, it will be imperative to continue deep exploration of emerging tactics and trends, encryption and security, as well as new frameworks or protocols that will further advance the industry and better protect our critical assets. The NCC will operate the CRETC with full-time staff with a strong collaborative network to work with leading minds and institutions around the United States. The combination of hands-on practitioners operating the RRC in concert with leading researchers and partners, the CRETC looks to bridge the dialogue between the public and private sector opportunities and expose the latest innovations and trends to the Institute, the partners and Nationally. Through published work and inventions, the CRETC will increase awareness and overall security. Also inside the CRETC will be significant education and training programs in order to develop a high level and robust cyber workforce. Within its courses and integrated programs, the NCC will serve as a national focal point for the development and delivery of cyber workforce education to enhance the capabilities of state, local, and tribal government officials; volunteer organizations; the federal government; and the private sector to minimize the impact of cyber attacks across the country. The CRETC will feature real time education while students are working in order to have a hands-on immediate impact in the workforce.