Peters Applauds President Trump's Executive Order Creating Federal Cybersecurity Rotational Program

Program Mirrors Bipartisan Peters Bill Recently Passed by the Senate

WASHINGTON, DCU.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, applauded President Trump’s executive order creating a federal cybersecurity rotational program. On Tuesday, the Senate unanimously approved Peters’ bipartisan legislation, the Federal Rotational Cyber Workforce Program Act, which establishes a rotational program to attract and retain cybersecurity professionals in the federal government. Peters’ statement follows:

“I am pleased that President Trump recognizes the need to address our federal government’s shortage of qualified cybersecurity professionals and safeguard our nation against serious cyber threats. I have been proud to lead the bipartisan effort in Congress to create incentives to attract highly skilled cyber professionals to public service, and I am grateful for the President’s support of this vital effort to strengthen our nation’s cybersecurity. This program is an important first step to help minimize our cybersecurity vulnerabilities, fortify our existing networks and systems, and build new and innovative infrastructure that puts safety and security front and center. I look forward to working with the Administration and my colleagues in the House to get my bill signed into law so this program can strengthen our cybersecurity workforce for years to come.”

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