NOV 08, 2019 | US
Legislation Introduced to Bolster Cyber Workforce
Nextgov, November 8, 2019
By Brandi Vincent
Lawmakers introduced bipartisan legislation to bolster cybersecurity education and vitalize America’s workforce. The Harvesting American Cybersecurity Knowledge through Education, or HACKED, Act introduced by Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., John Thune, R-S.D., and Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., aims to enhance existing science education and cybersecurity programs within several federal agencies with the ultimate intent of boosting the nation’s cyber defenses across the commercial and federal sectors.
Not long after the announcement, advocates were quick to weigh in with their support. The Software Alliance declared its endorsement and said insiders look forward to collaborating with lawmakers on the critical issue.
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