Summary: S.592 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (03/09/2017)

Department of Defense Cyber Scholarship Program Act of 2017

This bill designates the existing Department of Defense (DOD) information assurance scholarship and grant program as the Department of Defense Cyber Scholarship Program to provide financial assistance (with consideration given to whether the recipient is, or the pursuit of the degree is at, a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education designated by the National Security Agency) to: (1) persons pursuing information assurance degrees or certifications at institutions of higher education in exchange for an agreement to serve on active duty in the armed forces or as a DOD employee for a designated period; and (2) institutions of higher education to support development of faculty, curriculum, laboratories, and research for information assurance disciplines.

Not less than 5% of the amounts available for scholarship financial assistance must be available for the pursuit of associate degrees.

DOD must submit a plan for reinvigorating the program.