CYBERSECURITY EDUCATION INTEGRATION; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 194
(House of Representatives - December 10, 2018)

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                  CYBERSECURITY EDUCATION INTEGRATION

  (Mr. LANGEVIN asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. LANGEVIN. Mr. Speaker, today I rise with my good friend and 
fellow co-chair of the Congressional Career and

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Technical Education Caucus, Mr. Thompson, to introduce the 
Cybersecurity Education Integration Act, a bill to develop CTE programs 
that include cybersecurity education.
  Whether in our hospitals or our power grid, systems that make up our 
critical infrastructure are increasingly internet-enabled. These 
connections undoubtedly increase efficiency and service quality but, 
unfortunately, they also provide pathways for cyber intruders to wreak 
havoc.
  Mr. Speaker, we need to provide training for workers who deal with 
these systems on a day-to-day basis, whether it is in the 
transportation, energy, or health sectors, so that they can keep us 
safe, so they can identify these cybersecurity vulnerabilities early on 
and prevent them, hopefully, from happening in the first place.
  Many CTE programs already have strong physical safety elements; 
however, cybersecurity is rarely included. We can't think of this as an 
afterthought. It needs to be a forethought. By funding the creation of 
CTE programs that fully integrate cybersecurity into their coursework, 
we can ensure workers have the skills to protect our Nation's 
infrastructure.
  I thank Representative Thompson for his partnership on this bill, and 
I urge my colleagues to support our bipartisan effort.

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