Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill Cybersecurity Lunch & Learn Series

Career Awareness Kick-Off

We invite you to join the Congressional Career and Technical Education Caucus and Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus, SANS, and the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education in kicking off Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week with a lunch and learn session on Exploring Cybersecurity Career Pathways to Build a Skilled & Diverse Cybersecurity Workforce on Monday, October 17th between Noon -1:15 PM EST.   The kickoff event will provide call attention to the contributions to society and innovations that cybersecurity practitioners make and increase public awareness in building and growing a skilled cybersecurity workforce.

Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week Kick-Off:
Exploring Cybersecurity Career Pathways to Build a Skilled & Diverse Cybersecurity Workforce

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US Capitol – HVC201 A&B – Go to Capitol Visitors Center - South Entrance

**All Guests Should Arrive 30 Minutes Beforehand to Pick Up Your Badge**

The kickoff event will build awareness about the wide range of cybersecurity job opportunities, how cybersecurity plays a vital role in a global society and showcase how building a global cybersecurity workforce enhances each nation’s security and promotes economic prosperity.

Monday, October 17th

12:00 - 12:10 p.m.

Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • Rep. Jim Langevin, Co-Chair Congressional Cybersecurity/CTE Caucus
  • Rodney Petersen, Director, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce

12:10 - 12:20 p.m.

Building Sustainable, Employer-Driven Cybersecurity Career Pathways to Meet Employers’ Need for Cybersecurity Talent and to Connect Americans to Quality Jobs

  • Kevin Gallagher, Senior Advisor, Upskilling and Broadband, U.S. Department of Commerce

12:20 - 12:50 p.m.

Growing the Cybersecurity Workforce Panel


  • The Honorable James D. Rodriguez, U.S. Department of Labor’s Assistant Secretary for Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS)
  • Brian Correia, SANS | GIAC
  • Jessica Gulick, Katzcy, U.S. Cyber Games
  • LTC (R) Mark O’Connor, JROTC Instructor, Jackson-Reed High School

Moderator: Albert Palacios, U.S. Department of Education

12:50 – 1:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks
Davina Pruitt-Mentle, Lead for Academic Engagement, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce

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3:30 – 7:30 p.m.
US Cyber Games Draft Day
U.S. Department of Commerce, Herbert C. Hoover Building, 1401Constitution Avenue, Washington, D.C. 20230


Here are some links on sites on how to get to the US Capitol Visitor’s Center:

Metro access: Capitol South – Located at First Street between C and D Streets, SE.

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The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) is pleased to partner with the US Cyber Games® program, led by Katzcy®, to host the US Cyber Team Draft Day event on October 17, 2022 from 3:30-7:30 p.m. ET at the U.S. Department of Commerce Headquarters (Herbert C. Hoover Building) in Washington, D.C. The event will also be live streamed.

In support of Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week (October 17-22, 2022), the Season II US Cyber Team Draft Day event will reveal the top cybersecurity athletes to represent the United States at a variety of global scrimmages and the International Cybersecurity Challenge (ICC) to be hosted by the U.S. in 2023. The Draft Day event is open to the community and will provide information about careers in cybersecurity and showcase cybersecurity games through onsite exhibits. A celebration reception will recognize members of the Season I US Cyber Team. Representatives from the cybersecurity community will also be on hand to describe the importance of skills development and the career opportunities available in both the government and private sector.

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Other SANS | GIAC Educational Sessions

The SANS Institute, a leading cybersecurity training, certification, and degree organization, will be holding a series of educational sessions on the most significant cybersecurity topics facing the country today. These educational sessions will provide a comprehensive background for beginners and experts alike.

Lunch will be provided by SANS. Registration is required. Please register and indicate lunch order requests two days before event.

Capitol Hill Cybersecurity Educational Lunch and Learn Series

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US Capitol – HVC201 A&B – Go to Capitol Visitors Center for Security

Wednesday, October 26th - Noon – 1:15 PM

In partnership with the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus

Election Security – What You Need to Know

The Election Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center (EI-ISAC) was founded and is operated by the independent, nonprofit Center for Internet Security. Its mission is to improve the overall cybersecurity posture of all U.S. state, local, tribal, and territorial election offices through collaboration and information sharing and providing the highest standards of election security, including incident response and remediation. The EI-ISAC, which is funded by Congress, works in support of the DHS’s Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to provide election offices an election-focused cyber defense suite, including sector-specific threat intelligence products, incident response, threat and vulnerability monitoring, cybersecurity awareness, and tools for implementing security best practices. The EI-ISAC is now fully operational in all 50 states and has over 2,000 total members, including local election offices and private-sector vendors.


  • John Gilligan, Chief Executive Officer, Center for Internet Security
  • Kathy Boockvar, Vice President of Election Operations, Center for Internet Security
  • Dr. Mike Garcia, Senior Advisor, Center for Internet Security

Thursday, November 17th – Noon – 1:15 PM

In partnership with the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus

How Legislation and Regulation Can Help, Rather Than Hinder, Gains in Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is a complex and dynamic problem, as new technology keeps introducing new vulnerabilities and attackers keep thinking up new attacks against old vulnerabilities. This presentation will discuss the high leverage areas where legislative and/or regulatory incentives can reduce risk while not simply becoming a “compliance sinkhole.”

Presenter: John Pescatore:

For more information, contact Brian Correia at