The military cybersecurity leadership role of Huntsville and Redstone Arsenal, the area's cyber potential and its economic and population growth were hot topics Thursday, Dec. 11, in a meeting between city cyber, military and business leaders and Dr. Willie May, acting director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The informational meeting, requested by Dr. May, happened during a workshop on the NIST Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity. The invitation-only Southeast Regional Interactive Workshop was sponsored by Cyber Huntsville, hosted and cosponsored by The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) and cosponsored by Deloitte, Mission Multiplier Consulting and All Points LLC. During the conference, held in UAH's Business Administration Building, Dr. May also heard from leaders about the city's skilled engineering workforce and educated population. Cybersecurity efforts underway at Redstone Arsenal were outlined and Dr. May heard an update on Cyber Huntsville activities, accomplishments and the organization's vision for the future.