Guiding Principles


  1. We are established in Springfield, MO as a Non-Profit, given centralized location and the diverse academia and industry partners.
  2. Aligned with the the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  3. A collaborative hub where industry organizations, government agencies, and academic institutions work together to address businesses’ most pressing cybersecurity issues. This public-private partnership enables the creation of practical cybersecurity solutions for specific industries, as well as for broad, cross-sector technology challenges.
  4. Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs), including technology partners—from Fortune 50 market leaders to smaller companies specializing in IT security—the MCCoE applies standards and best practices to develop modular, easily adaptable example cybersecurity solutions using commercially available technology. 
  5. A public private partnership to work with the Chamber, Academia, Industry Non-Profits and our Congressional leadership creating a Springfield Cybersecurity Strategy that puts a framework around Springfield as a Center of Excellence for CyberSecurity in Missouri. 

In addition we created a center for cyber security response, education, R&D and training.