Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.,Â Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., andÂ John Thune, R-S.D., have introduced a bill that aims to fortify the country’sÂ cybersecurity education and workforce.
TheÂ Harvesting American Cybersecurity Knowledge through Education or HACKED Act would supportÂ cybersecurity education programs led by certain agencies, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation said Monday.
Programs from the National Science Foundation, theÂ National Institute of Standards and Technology, NASA and the Department of Transportation will receive support to strengthen cybersecurity in commercial and government sectors.
The legislation would also tailor education efforts forÂ cybersecurity workforce needs, augment cyber awareness guidelines, recruitÂ cybersecurity educators and establish cybersecurity career paths.
The bill would additionally create a working group within theÂ Office of Science and Technology Policy to boost coordination across federal cyber workforce efforts.