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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.

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03/28/2017 Introduced in Senate

All Actions (2)

08/02/2017 Committee 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
03/28/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S2049)
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (5)

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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

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation03/28/2017 Referred to
08/02/2017 Markup by

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Subjects (10)

  • Computer security and identity theft
  • Education programs funding
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Government employee pay, benefits, personnel management
  • Government information and archives
  • Higher education
  • Science and engineering education
  • Student aid and college costs
  • Teaching, teachers, curricula

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Introduced in Senate (03/28/2017)

Cyber Scholarship Opportunities Act of 2017

This bill amends the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2014 to require at least 5% of scholarships that the National Science Foundation (NSF) coordinates with the Department of Homeland Security under the federal cyber scholarship-for-service program to be provided to students who are 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: (1) consolidate information about cyber scholarships programs and job opportunities into a single online resource center; and (2) work with state, local, and tribal agencies to advertise cybersecurity positions to recipients.

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.