CyberUSA is a collaboration of states and communities focused on a common mission purpose of enabling innovation, education, workforce development, enhanced cyber readiness and resilience - all while connecting the cyber ecosystem of the United States and its Allies.   This non-profit “community of communities” is governed by its members, established to enhance information sharing between states and improve cyber resilience at all levels of participation - local, regional and national.  CyberUSA provides a communication framework, a national summit and cyber related resources to communities across the United States.

CyberUSA is a communication platform for the community of communities focused on cybersecurity in the US. It provides a mechanism for rapid adoption, via value driven programs, integrated marketplace assessment and data collection with mapping to the NIST Framework, analysis tools for enrichment of marketplace data providing clearer understanding of capability and workforce development needs.

CyberUSA provides methods to effectively integrate local activities with the NIST National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) program for development of education tools and assets within covered markets and jobs map.  This allows close integration with academic institutions for development of appropriate education programs to address identified jobs, skills & resilience gaps.

CyberUSA is a threat-sharing platform. The importance of sharing cyber threat information has been discussed for more than a decade. Establishment of cross sector-based communities built on a basis of affinity and trust is recognized as a key ‘next phase’ of developing resilience capabilities for our nation.  This national ISAO will provide a connective platform for locally structured and market-based ISAO activity, providing a sustainable model for growth while enhancing overall resilience.   CyberUSA will effectively become a ‘community of communities’ to allow business to continue as normal at the local level, providing a funding methodology to support local efforts, while also providing exponential improvements to cyber resilience capabilities locally and nationally.

Launched at the end of October 2016, CyberUSA now has cyber community affiliates in the following states -- Maryland, California, Texas, Louisiana, Colorado, Idaho, Utah, Hawaii, New Mexico, South Carolina, North Carolina, Massachusetts, and Virginia.

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Getting to Global is a partnership of the US Department of Commerce International Trade Administration, teamed with the Global Retail Insights Network (The Grin Labs), the Foundation for American Science and Technology’s (FAST) and the Centers for International Trade and Development (CITD) Los Angeles.

Our joint purpose is to help U.S. SME merchants expand their international selling capabilities, help facilitate the ease at which U.S. merchants and sellers are able to sell and export their commodities, and to help foster job creation in the U.S.

The Grin Labs and FAST work together to increase trade and business investment awareness among the U.S. business community, particularly small- and medium-sized businesses, U.S. educational institutions, appropriate international constituencies (e.g., foreign companies and educational institutions), and the general public. 

As part of this work, the Grin Labs and FAST have entered into an agreement with the International Trade Administration to partner to increase awareness of the economic benefits of trade; educate the public on trade activities as a job creation and growth strategy; increase general awareness of ITA, the U.S. Commercial Service and other U.S. Government resources; and encourage U.S. businesses interested in exporting and foreign businesses interested in investing in the United States to seek the assistance of ITA.  Under the partnership, the Grin Labs, FAST, and ITA cooperate and coordinate trade promotion activities and programs, which include jointly promoting greater awareness of and educating the public on topics such as the importance of trade and business investment and associated benefits to the economy, export and business investment opportunities, ITA’s role in opening foreign markets to U.S. exporters, and how U.S. manufacturers and service providers may communicate their views on trade and investment issues to the Department of Commerce. 

 It is important to note, even though some of the content is jointly developed with ITA under the partnership agreement, Getting To Global is a private sector website and not a U.S. Government website.

For more information about ITA and the Federal resources available to U.S. Exporters regarding e-commerce, please visit

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