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Congressmen Introduce Bill to Spread Cybersecurity Education

Reps. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., and Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., introduced a new bill addressing the funding needs for the development of cybersecurity education programs. The Cybersecurity Education Integration Act would create a $10M grant program for organizations to implement cybersecurity throughout curricula, Langevin said Tuesday. The bill would also direct the secretary of education to seek input from the Department of Homeland Security and the National Institute of Standards and Technology in forming the grant program.

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Trump Administration Launches Effort to Bolster U.S. STEM Education, Workforce

The Trump administration has announced a strategy that aims to drive innovation by promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. The plan, titled Charting a Course for Success: America’s Strategy for STEM Education, is intended to keep the U.S. at the top of innovation and economy, the White House said Tuesday.

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Grant Thornton: Survey Respondents Make Suggestions for Next Administration

Respondents in the American Society of Military Comptrollers’ 2016 survey of financial management professionals urge the next administration to conduct a comprehensive review of financial management information technology modernization efforts. Grant Thornton said Thursday,  the respondents have also recommended the incoming administration to develop mitigation strategies as well as focus initial …

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Adm. John Richardson Releases Navy Civilian Workforce Framework

Adm. John Richardson, chief of naval operations, has issued a framework on how to help boost the U.S. Navy‘s civilian workforce and called on other commands to develop strategies that will support service branch-wide goals, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jared Serbu writes the framework covers a model for a civilian Navy …

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US-Vietnam Education Cooperation Covers Curriculum Support, Training Programs

The U.S. government continues its cooperation efforts with Vietnam through a series of programs that support the latter country’s efforts to build on its higher education system. The White House said Wednesday the education alliance has assisted more than 30,000 university students with curriculum support and capacity building. Efforts have expanded to include …

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First Batch of Naval Academy Cyber Operations Majors to Graduate

The first batch of midshipmen who took the cyber operations course at the U.S. Naval Academy will graduate on May 27, the U.S. Navy reported Monday. The Navy said the 27 graduates compose the inaugural class of the academic program, which covers areas such as computer architecture, programming, networks, data structures, information assurance, forensics and cryptography. The …

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Commerce Dept, NIST to Award Grants for Regional Cyber Education & Workforce Partnerships

A Commerce Department agency plans to award approximately $1 million in grants for up to eight nonprofit organizations to support cybersecurity education and workforce development in local communities. The department said Thursday the Regional Alliances and Multistakeholder Partnerships to Stimulate grant program is part of its Skills for Business initiative and will support the National Institute of Standards and Technology‘s National Initiative …

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Marine Corps Engineer School Updates Counter-IED Curriculum to Address Troop Readiness Requirements

The U.S. Marine Corps‘ engineer school has developed a new curriculum to train warfighters to counter improvised explosive device threats, Marine Corps Times reported Tuesday. Matthew Schehl writes that USMC looks to provide units with hands-on field training and tailored intelligence based on the geographic area the squads are assigned to, using lessons …

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ITRC Report: Data Breaches Compromise 57M Social Security Numbers in Government Sector Since 2005

A new report from the Identity Theft Resource Center says there were 6,013 reported cases of data breaches since 2005 across the government, financial services, healthcare and education sectors. The nonprofit organization collaborated with Arizona-based information security firm IDT911 on the study and found that nearly 6.2 million personal data have …

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