H.R.2184 - Cyber Scholarship Opportunities Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10] (Introduced 04/27/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Science, Space, and Technology|
|Latest Action:||House - 04/27/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2184 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/27/2017)
Cyber Scholarship Opportunities Act of 2017
This bill amends the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2014 to require the federal cyber scholarship-for-service program that the National Science Foundation (NSF) coordinates with the Department of Homeland Security to include scholarship recipients who are students pursuing an associate's degree in a cybersecurity field without the intent of transferring to a bachelor's degree program and who either have a bachelor's degree already or are veterans of the Armed Forces.
The post-award employment obligations of scholarship recipients pursuing a doctoral or master's degree may include work at an institution of higher education or for a local educational agency teaching cybersecurity skills.
Scholarship eligibility factors are revised to include: (1) an individual's skills and abilities under the National Institute of Standards and Technology's national cybersecurity awareness and education program, and (2) students pursuing a degree on a less than full-time but not less than half-time basis.
The NSF must work with the Office of Personnel Management to consolidate information about cyber scholarships programs and job opportunities into a single online resource center.
The NSF may carry out a program to improve cybersecurity education at the K-12 level.
The NSF may: (1) grant exceptions from the post-award employment obligations to students who agree to work in a critical infrastructure mission at a federal government corporation or a state, local, or tribal government-affiliated component of a critical infrastructure sector; or (2) develop a pilot program to enhance critical infrastructure protection training for students pursuing careers in cybersecurity.