Sen. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., announced Nov. 7 that she has joined the Senate Cybersecurity Caucus, a bipartisan group that is intended to “provide a platform for Senators and their staffs to stay informed on major policy issues and developments in cybersecurity.” In a statement, Rosen said, “The security of our nation’s cyber infrastructure is put at serious risk without a robust, skilled cyber-workforce. I look forward to working with members of this caucus on forward-thinking legislation that helps ensure our businesses, communities, and government are equipped with trained people and the critical tools they need to defend themselves from cyber-threats.” Prior to joining the caucus, Rosen has introduced a number of cyber-focused bills. She, along with a bipartisan group of senators, introduced the JROTC Cyber Training Act, which would direct the Secretary of Defense to implement a program to help prepare students in the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps for careers in computer science and cybersecurity. Additionally, she sponsored the Cyber Ready Workforce Act, a bipartisan bill that would direct the Department of Labor to award grants to “workforce intermediaries to support the creation, implementation, and expansion of registered apprenticeship programs in cybersecurity.”

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