WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CompTIA, the Computing Technology Industry Association, today presented the CompTIA Excellence in Cybersecurity award at a breakfast ceremony to Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT); Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee; and Dr. Ray Letteer, Chief of the Cybersecurity Division of the Command, Control, Communications, and Computer (C4) Department at Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps.
The breakfast also included remarks by Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott.
"Through his work on the Senate Armed Service Committee, Senator Blumenthal has championed the expansion of training and certification requirements for Department of Defense employees fighting to protect our nation from cyber threats," said Todd Thibodeaux president and CEO, CompTIA. "His efforts have raised awareness about the necessity for increased training and the value of industry-recognized certifications. And as Chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, Senator Blumenthal has taken special interest in helping veterans find quality jobs in information technology."
"Cybersecurity is national security. One of the greatest challenges ahead is global adversaries' increased willingness and ability to conduct cyberattacks against the United States," said Senator Richard Blumenthal. "These attacks demand a coordinated response from our entire government. We must ensure our domestic agencies work effectively with the Department of Defense to shore up our cybersecurity in every area of government and society as a whole. I am honored to be recognized by CompTIA, and I will continue working to ensure our government employees have the training, coordination, and resources they need to protect our country."
CompTIA created its Excellence in Cybersecurity Awards to recognize members of Congress and federal agency program managers who have the foresight to use federal resources wisely to improve the cybersecurity skills of those who work for the U.S. Government. As Chief Information Officer Scott highlighted in his remarks, the Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Strategy emphasizes the importance of developing highly skilled talent in the federal workforce.
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