Text: H.Res.459 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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115th CONGRESS
  1st Session
H. RES. 459

 Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United 
 States should support the development of programs that better prepare 
  students for careers in cybersecurity by actively promoting ethical 
                            hacking skills.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             July 19, 2017

 Mr. Correa submitted the following resolution; which was referred to 
              the Committee on Education and the Workforce

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                               RESOLUTION


 
 Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United 
 States should support the development of programs that better prepare 
  students for careers in cybersecurity by actively promoting ethical 
                            hacking skills.

Whereas the United States faces ever evolving and growing malicious cyber 
        attacks, including large-scale breaches that impact the personal 
        identities and personal information of millions of Americans;
Whereas these cybersecurity threats also pose significant risk to the protection 
        of critical infrastructure, national security, and defense;
Whereas the United States faces a critical shortage of trained cybersecurity 
        professionals, a shortage that includes an estimated 10,000 
        cybersecurity employment openings in the Federal Government currently, 
        and the potential of as many as a million unfilled positions throughout 
        the United States by 2019;
Whereas the Presidential Executive order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of 
        Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure calls upon the Departments 
        of Commerce and Homeland Security to jointly assess the scope and 
        sufficiency of efforts to educate and train the American cybersecurity 
        workforce of the future;
Whereas it is essential that efforts to educate and train American cybersecurity 
        professionals for the private sector, government, and United States 
        military address the need for specific skills in machine learning, 
        artificial intelligence, and cyber autonomy to succeed in the rapidly 
        evolving environment;
Whereas early exposure to computer programming and ethical hacking skills 
        increases accessibility to higher education programs and cybersecurity 
        awareness;
Whereas Congress has supported the joint effort of the National Integrated Cyber 
        Education Research Center and the Department of Homeland Security to 
        advance curricula development and teacher training in basic 
        cybersecurity for middle and high schools;
Whereas competitions that promote ethical hacking skills, such as the picoCTF 
        competition which was developed collaboratively by a leading university, 
        the private sector, and Federal agencies, have proven to be instrumental 
        in developing technical experience and promoting interest in exploring 
        cybersecurity careers; and
Whereas the development of ethical hacking skills and increased cybersecurity 
        education are needed to bolster the cyber capabilities of the private 
        sector, government, and military: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved, That it is the sense of the House of Representatives that 
support should be provided for the advancement of public and private 
partnerships and for collaboration across industry, government, and the 
academic community to develop programs, competitions, and curricula 
that provide students in the United States tangible engagement with 
future-oriented cybersecurity skills.
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