Author: Talib I. Karim Published: February 5, 2019

Set for tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb. 6th, this day-long event offers you a rare opportunity to meet and build relations with Members of Congress (both House and Senate) and their senior aides.

And what’s our goal?

Simple, we are urging Congress and the President to keep the federal government open and add to the deal, $1.5 Billion in cybersecurity training grants.  This money would be used by schools like HBCUs, community colleges, and high schools to train over 300,000cybersecurity workers in the next five years.

Below is the schedule for the Cybersecurity Education Capitol Hill Day.  For more details on the proposed cybersecurity education grant program, visit: https://docs.google.com/cybercuritytraininggrants/talkingpoints.

Also, put your hands together for the STEM4US! Cybersecurity Training Consortium, the business and education leaders that are funding this HUGE project.  Check out the list of supporters below and visit their websites.

Don’t forget to RSVP by midnight! by clicking the box below or email me at talib@stem4us.org.

I look forward to seeing you tomorrow for the historic Cybersecurity Education Capitol Hill Day!

Talib I. Karim, STEM4US

Preliminary Fly-In Schedule

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM: Meet and Greet, Breakfast – STEM4US! Offices (1629 K Street, NW, Third Floor, Washington, DC)

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM: Introductions, Brief Overview & Training to Prep for Meetings

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Travel to Capitol Hill

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Hearing on Technology innovation in the United States. Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room G50

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Meetings with House and Senate Members and Staffers

  • 11:00-11:30 AM: – Award Presentation to Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities – 104 Hart Senate Office Building

  • 11:30-12:00 PM: – Senator Jon Tester (D-MT), Ranking Member Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee – 311 Hart Senate Office Building

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Lunch Break

1:00 PM – 5:30 PM: Meetings with House and Senate Members and Staffers

  • 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM: – Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (D-MI), House Appropriations Committee – 2463 Rayburn House Office Building

  • 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM: – Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA), House Appropriations Committee – 2470 Rayburn House Office Building

  • 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM: – Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA), House Education & Labor Chairman (Senior Staffer – Christian Haynes) – 2176 Rayburn House Office Building

  • 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM: – Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), House Appropriations Committee – 2442 Rayburn House Office Building

  • 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM: – Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Democratic Candidate for President – 359 Dirksen Senate Office Building

  • 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM: – Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), Senate Armed Services Committee – 311 Hart Senate Office Building

  • 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM: – Congressman Mike Rogers (R-AL), House Homeland Security Committee Ranking Member – 2184 Rayburn House Office Building

  • 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM: Congressman Bennie Thompson (D-MS), House Homeland Security Chairman (Senior Staffer – Alicia Smith) – H2-176 Ford House Office Building

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Dinner Recognizing Cybersecurity Education Champions – Farmers & Distillers – 600 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

HONOREE – Hon. Sheila Jackson Lee, Chairwoman, House Crime, Homeland Security Subcommittee