Capitol Hill Cybersecurity Lunch & Learn Series

Career Week Kick-Off

Cybersecurity Career Week Kick-Off: Solutions to a Skilled & Diverse Workforce

Monday, October 16th
Noon – 1:15 PM ET

We invite you to join both the House & Senate Cybersecurity Caucus, SANS | GIAC, and NICE in kicking off Cybersecurity Career Week on Monday, October 16th Noon -1:15PM ET. Join us either in-person or virtually from the US Capitol to discuss solutions to build a skilled and diverse workforce. This second annual Cybersecurity Career Week will call attention to the contributions of cybersecurity practitioners and increase public awareness of both the skills and expectations needed to build a cybersecurity workforce.

Intended Audience:  Congressional Staff, Media, Administration staff, Interagency Officials, K1-2, and Higher Education

Tentative Agenda

12:00 - 12:25 p.m. Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • Rodney Petersen, Director, NICE, National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Luke Rhine, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education
  • Brent Parton, Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor


  • Rep. Michael McCaul, Co-Chair Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus
  • Rep. Elissa Slotkin, Co-Chair Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus
  • Rep. Mark Warner, Co-Chair Senate Cybersecurity Caucus
  • Rep. Thom Tillis, Co-Chair Senate Cybersecurity Caucus
  • Rep. Andrew Garbarino, Chair, Committee on Homeland Security - Subcommittee on Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection

12:25 - 12:35 p.m. A National Strategy as a Solution to Address the Cybersecurity Workforce Office of the National Cyber Director (Invited)

12:35 - 12:55 p.m. Launching the Cybersecurity Career Ambassador program

  • Moderator: Connie Bragg, AT&T Services
  • Brian Correia, SANS | GIAC
  • John Davy, Infonetic Media
  • Renita M. Rhodes, Financial Industry
  • Elias Yassin, KSE Consulting Group LLC.

12:55 - 1:00 p.m. Closing Remarks

  • Davina Pruitt-Mentle, Lead for Academic Engagement, NICE, National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce


Register here to attend In Person (lunch will be provided) or via Live Stream.

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


US Capitol Visitors Center
1st Street, Southeast
Washington, DC 20515
Room: North Congressional Meeting Room, CVC268


Directions to the Capitol

US Capitol Visitors Center Room Locator

US Cyber Games Draft Day - Monday, October 16th


Program begins at 3:30 PM and runs to 5:45 PM ET. (doors open 2:30 PM)

LIVESTREAM: 3:30 - 5:45 PM ET

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 in the afternoon. The event will also be live streamed.

In support of Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week, the Season III 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). 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 III 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.

Additional information is available here.


701 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
(Adjacent to the Capitol One Arena in downtown Washington, DC's historic Chinatown).



House Cybersecurity Caucus


Senate Cybersecurity Caucus

US House of Representatives

House Committee on Homeland Security – Subcommittee on Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Protection

SANS | GIAC Capitol Hill Cybersecurity 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 for staffer in both the house and the senate.

Keep a lookout on this site for updates on upcoming sessions and through the House and Senate Cybersecurity Caucus.