Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today joined U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu at the Cyber Innovation Center to meet with teachers and students in the cybersecurity field-underscoring the Department of Homeland Security’s continued commitment to strengthening cybersecurity efforts and preparing the next generation to work and practice safe online habits in an increasingly connected world.
“Cyberspace is an important part of our daily lives-from how we work and communicate to how we protect national and homeland security,” said Secretary Napolitano. “We are pleased to partner with the Cyber Innovation Center to enhance cyber education and prepare future generations as well as our current workforce in an ever-changing cyber world.”
In July 2011, DHS awarded $300,000 in grant funding to the Cyber Innovation Center to support their cyber camp and other educational programs-focusing on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics across all education levels, the cyber camps seek to build a sustainable knowledge-based workforce that can support the future needs of government, industry, and academia.