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115th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 7214

 To direct the Secretary of Education to establish a pilot program to 
     award competitive grants for the integration of cybersecurity 
                   education, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            December 3, 2018

Mr. Langevin (for himself and Mr. Thompson of Pennsylvania) introduced 
 the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education 
                           and the Workforce

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                                 A BILL


 
 To direct the Secretary of Education to establish a pilot program to 
     award competitive grants for the integration of cybersecurity 
                   education, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Cybersecurity Education Integration 
Act''.

SEC. 2. CYBERSECURITY EDUCATION GRANTS.

    (a) In General.--From the amounts made available to carry out this 
Act, the Secretary shall, not later than 1 year after the date of 
enactment of this Act, establish a pilot program under which the 
Secretary shall award grants, on a competitive basis, to eligible 
partnerships for--
            (1) the development and implementation of career and 
        technical education programs of study that incorporate 
        cybersecurity education and prepare individuals to meet 
        workforce needs in critical infrastructure sectors; and
            (2) the integration of cybersecurity education into 
        existing programs of study that prepare individuals to meet 
        workforce needs in critical infrastructure sectors.
    (b) Consultation and Coordination.--In awarding grants under this 
Act, the Secretary shall consult with the Secretary of Labor, the 
Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the 
Secretary of Homeland Security, and the Department of Homeland 
Security's Sector Coordinating Councils to determine the greatest 
cybersecurity workforce needs in critical infrastructure sectors.
    (c) Grant Amount.--The amount of any grant made under this Act 
shall not exceed $500,000 in any fiscal year.
    (d) Applications.--To be eligible to receive a grant under this 
Act, an eligible partnership shall submit an application to the 
Secretary at such time, in such manner, containing such information as 
the Secretary may reasonably require, and including a description of--
            (1) the roles and responsibilities of each partner in the 
        eligible partnership, and each partner's capacity to support 
        the program of study to be developed and implemented with funds 
        awarded under this Act, or the program of study into which 
        cybersecurity education will be integrated with funds awarded 
        under this Act;
            (2) the critical infrastructure sector or sectors that such 
        program of study prepares individuals to enter;
            (3) the career specialty or occupation within such sector 
        or sectors that such program of study prepares individuals to 
        enter;
            (4) the workforce needs of such critical infrastructure 
        sector or sectors, including cybersecurity workforce needs;
            (5) how the eligible partnership will incorporate 
        cybersecurity education, including relevant cybersecurity 
        industry competencies published by the Department of Labor, 
        into such program of study;
            (6) the work-based learning opportunities the eligible 
        partnership will offer;
            (7) how the program of study will meet the cybersecurity 
        workforce needs of such critical infrastructure sector or 
        sectors;
            (8) how such program of study will lead to a recognized 
        postsecondary credential and employment in a critical 
        infrastructure sector;
            (9) how such program of study will be sustained following 
        the grant period; and
            (10) any other purpose for which the eligible partnership 
        intends to use funds awarded under this Act.
    (e) Regional Diversity.--When awarding grants under this Act, the 
Secretary shall ensure that grants are awarded to eligible partnerships 
in different regions.
    (f) Reporting Requirements.--An eligible partnership that receives 
a grant under this Act shall annually submit a report to the Secretary 
that includes--
            (1) a description of how any funds awarded to the eligible 
        partnership under this Act have been used during the period 
        covered by the report;
            (2) the number of students, including a breakdown by race 
        and ethnicity and an identification of the number of students 
        in each of the special populations who have received a 
        recognized postsecondary credential during such period from the 
        program of study into which cybersecurity education was 
        incorporated using such funds; and
            (3) the percentage of participants in unsubsidized 
        employment in a critical infrastructure sector targeted by the 
        program of study after exiting the program of study.
    (g) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are authorized to be 
appropriated to the Secretary to carry out this Act $10,000,000.
    (h) Definitions.--In this Act:
            (1) Critical infrastructure.--The term ``critical 
        infrastructure'' has the meaning given the term in section 
        1016(e) of the USA PATRIOT Act (42 U.S.C. 5195c(e)).
            (2) Cybersecurity education.--The term ``cybersecurity 
        education'' shall mean education about ensuring the 
        confidentiality, integrity, availability, and safety of 
        information systems used in critical infrastructure sectors, 
        including control systems and operational technology.
            (3) Eligible partnership.--
                    (A) Required partners.--The term ``eligible 
                partnership'' means a partnership that includes--
                            (i) a postsecondary educational 
                        institution; and
                            (ii) a public or private employer, in a 
                        critical infrastructure sector, with 
                        demonstrated cybersecurity workforce needs, 
                        that is located in the region where the program 
                        of study will be developed and implemented with 
                        funds awarded under this Act.
                    (B) Optional partners.--The partnership may also 
                include one or more--
                            (i) community stakeholders (such as local 
                        governments, nonprofit institutions, economic 
                        development organizations, planning agencies, 
                        labor organizations, or industry associations);
                            (ii) local educational agencies (as the 
                        term is defined in section 8101 of the 
                        ``Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 
                        1965''); and
                            (iii) eligible agencies that are located in 
                        the region where the program of study will be 
                        developed and implemented with funds awarded 
                        under this Act.
            (4) Eligible agency.--The term ``eligible agency'' means a 
        State board designated or created consistent with State law as 
        the sole State agency responsible for the administration of 
        career and technical education in the State or for the 
        supervision of the administration of career and technical 
        education in the State.
            (5) Postsecondary educational institution.--The term 
        ``postsecondary educational institution'' means--
                    (A) an institution of higher education that 
                provides not less than a 2-year program of instruction 
                that is acceptable for credit toward a bachelor's 
                degree;
                    (B) a tribally controlled college or university; or
                    (C) a nonprofit educational institution offering 
                certificate or other skilled training programs at the 
                postsecondary level.
            (6) Program of study.--The term ``program of study'' means 
        a coordinated, nonduplicative sequence of academic and 
        technical content at the secondary and postsecondary level 
        that--
                    (A) incorporates challenging State academic 
                standards, including those adopted by a State under 
                section 6311(b)(1) of this title;
                    (B) addresses both academic and technical knowledge 
                and skills, including employability skills;
                    (C) is aligned with the needs of industries in the 
                economy of the State, region, Tribal community, or 
                local area;
                    (D) progresses in specificity (beginning with all 
                aspects of an industry or career cluster and leading to 
                more occupation-specific instruction);
                    (E) has multiple entry and exit points that 
                incorporate credentialing; and
                    (F) culminates in the attainment of a recognized 
                postsecondary credential.
            (7) Work based learning.--The term ``work based learning'' 
        means sustained interactions with industry or community 
        professionals in real workplace settings, to the extent 
        practicable, or simulated environments at an educational 
        institution that foster in-depth, firsthand engagement with the 
        tasks required in a given career field, that are aligned to 
        curriculum and instruction.
            (8) Recognized postsecondary credential.--The term 
        ``recognized postsecondary credential'' has the meaning given 
        the term in section 3 of the Workforce Innovation and 
        Opportunity Act (29 U.S.C. 3102).
            (9) Special populations.--The term ``special populations'' 
        means--
                    (A) individuals with disabilities;
                    (B) individuals from economically disadvantaged 
                families, including low-income youth and adults;
                    (C) individuals preparing for non-traditional 
                fields;
                    (D) single parents, including single pregnant 
                women;
                    (E) out-of-workforce individuals;
                    (F) English learners;
                    (G) homeless individuals described in section 
                11434a of title 42;
                    (H) youth who are in, or have aged out of, the 
                foster care system; and
                    (I) youth with a parent who--
                            (i) is a member of the armed forces (as 
                        such term is defined in section 101(a)(4) of 
                        title 10); and
                            (ii) is on active duty (as such term is 
                        defined in section 101(d)(1) of such title).
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