S. 2775: HACKED Act of 2019

CBO Score

$57 million

Date of Report

Fri January 31st, 2020

CBO Report Details

Legislation Details

116th Congress

A bill to improve the cyber workforce of the United States, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Roger Wicker — R — MS

Requires the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to expand its efforts under the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education. The bill requires the agency to coordinate federal research on the skills cybersecurity workers need in critical infrastructure sectors and to measure the effectiveness of federal programs directed at expanding and advancing the cybersecurity workforce. The bill also requires NIST to identify career pathways for cybersecurity professionals in government and private industry. Under S. 2775, NIST would award grants each year to entities to form public-private partnerships to expand and advance the cybersecurity workforce at the local level.

View the full vote history of this bill on GovTrack.us.

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