Sending Office: Honorable Sheila Jackson Lee
We Need More Highly Trained Workers to Protect Cyber Security.
Be a Cosponsor of H.R. 1981
“Cyber Security Education and Federal Workforce Enhancement Act.”
I invite you to join me as a co-sponsor of H.R. 1981, “Cyber Security Education and Federal Workforce Enhancement Act.”
H.R. 1981 amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) an Office of Cybersecurity Education and Awareness Branch to
make recommendations to DHS.
In today’s increasingly interconnected global economy, it is critical that the United States has adequate numbers of skilled and highly trained cyber security professionals
to position our country to compete in the global economy and to keep our nation safe.
The Cyber Security Education and Federal Workforce Enhancement Act will help achieve this goal by providing the resources needed to for grants, training programs, and other
support for kindergarten through grade 12, secondary, and post-secondary computer security education programs; programs to support underrepresented minorities in computer security fields with programs at minority-serving institutions and rural colleges and
universities; recruitment of information assurance, cybersecurity, and computer security professionals; youth training programs for students to work in part-time or summer positions at federal agencies; guest lecturer programs in which professional computer
security experts lecture computer science students at institutions of higher education.
DHS must provide matching funds to local educational agencies for after-school programs dedicated to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). DHS may make grants
to post-secondary institutions to equip computer laboratories for teaching and research purposes.
I urge you to support this effort to improve cyber security education and co-sponsor H.R. 1981. Accordingly, please contact Lillie Coney at
Lillie.Coney@mail.house.gov or call 202-225-3816 to co-sponsor this legislation.
Very Truly Yours,
Sheila Jackson Lee
Member of Congress
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