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Cyber Scholarship Opportunities Act of 2017

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Cyber Scholarship Opportunities Act of 2017

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A bill to support meeting our Nation's growing cybersecurity workforce needs by expanding the cybersecurity education pipeline.


Actions Overview (2)

Date
06/05/2018Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Thune with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 115-263.
03/28/2017Introduced in Senate

All Actions (4)

Date
06/05/2018Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 440.
Action By: Senate
06/05/2018Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Thune with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 115-263.
Action By: Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
08/02/2017Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
Action By: Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
03/28/2017Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S2049)
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (5)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS]* 03/28/2017
Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA]* 03/28/2017
Sen. Perdue, David [R-GA] 04/25/2017
Sen. Nelson, Bill [D-FL] 07/31/2017
Sen. Thune, John [R-SD] 08/03/2017

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation03/28/2017 Referred to
08/02/2017 Markup by
06/05/2018 Reported by S. Rept. 115-263

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Cyber Scholarship Opportunities Act of 2017

This bill requires the National Science Foundation, in coordination with the Office of Personnel Management, to develop and implement a pilot program at community colleges to provide scholarships to students who are pursuing associate degrees or specialized program certifications in cybersecurity and either have bachelor's degrees or are veterans.

The bill amends the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2014 to require that the federal cyber scholarship-for-service program: (1) place at least 80% of recipients in an executive agency, and (2) provide awards to improve cybersecurity education at the K-12 levels.

The post-award employment obligations of scholarship recipients must include work for an executive agency; Congress; an interstate agency; state, local, or tribal governments; or certain government-affiliated nonprofits.

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 bill amends the National Science Foundation Authorization Act of 2002 to include cybersecurity in the definitions of a "mathematics and science teacher" and "science, technology, engineering, or mathematics professional" under the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program.