Thompson, Langevin Respond to President’s Cybersecurity Workforce Executive Order

May 2, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA) and  Jim Langevin (D-RI), the co-chairs of the bipartisan Career and Technical Education Caucus, issued the following statement regarding cybersecurity education for individuals working with cyber-physical systems in President Trump’s Executive Order on cybersecurity workforce:

“We’re pleased to see the President’s Executive Order on America’s Cybersecurity Workforce contain plans to address the workforce deficit for individuals who work with cyber-physical systems that are often found in our critical infrastructure. These plans are similar to those in our bill, the Cybersecurity Skills Integration Act.

“Like our legislation, the EO directs the Administration to evaluate and close cybersecurity skills gaps in critical infrastructure sectors by encouraging education and training providers to develop new curricula. We look forward to working with the President on these important policies, which will improve our nation’s cybersecurity in vulnerable, high-risk sectors like energy, telecommunications, health care and agriculture.”