January 15, 2015

Kaine Statement On Vice President Biden’s Cybersecurity Visit To Norfolk State University

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Armed Services Committee, released the following statement on the visit by Vice President Biden and U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz to Norfolk State University (NSU) to announce $25 million in grants for historically black colleges and universities to invest in cybersecurity training:

“Improving our nation’s cybersecurity will require collaboration among all stakeholders, and I’m pleased Norfolk State will play an important role in developing a skilled workforce prepared to handle our nation’s cyber challenges. By meeting with students, school officials and local business leaders, Vice President Biden and Secretary Moniz had the opportunity to see first-hand the immense talent at Norfolk State and discuss how the region’s public and private sectors can partner to improve U.S. cybersecurity and equip students with the skills necessary for in-demand 21st-century jobs.”

On Wednesday, Kaine was named to the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, which has jurisdiction over cybersecurity.