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House Proceeding 02-03-10 on Feb 3rd, 2010 :: 0:43:50 to 0:48:45
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Alcee L. Hastings

0:43:46 to 0:44:06( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: a member in opposition will each control five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from florida. mr. hastings: thank you very much, madam chairman. first let me thank bart gordon and this committee for their extraordinary work that they've done and even though all of us are going to get an opportunity to say to the chairperson our

Alcee L. Hastings

0:43:50 to 0:48:45( Edit History Discussion )
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Alcee L. Hastings

0:44:07 to 0:44:28( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: thanks for his efforts here in congress, i'd like to just personally thank him not only for the cybersecurity enhancement act of 2009 but for substantial and substantive legislation throughout the coarse of his career -- course of his career. i'm pleased to offer this

Alcee L. Hastings

0:44:29 to 0:44:50( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: amendment to address cybersecurity work force concerns and advance the development of technical standards. if we're going to do that we need to consider all of the different innovative opportunities out there. now, i was disappointed, though, to discover the significant

Alcee L. Hastings

0:44:51 to 0:45:13( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: gender and racial disparities in the cybersecurity industry. know cyberspace touches practically everything and everyone and yet i find it mind boggling that we have -- we haven't made more of an effort to include everyone in protecting it. women now constitute 50.7% of

Alcee L. Hastings

0:45:14 to 0:45:34( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: the u.s. population as of 2008 and the u.s. census bureau found that only 14% of women pursue professional careers in science or technology. other under-represented groups mentioned in this aendment include african-americans, hispanics and native americans.

Alcee L. Hastings

0:45:35 to 0:45:55( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: all of these groups have historically been under-represented in scientific and epping nearing occupations. the u.s. census bureau recorded african-americans, hispanics and native americans as 28.2% of the u.s. population in 2008 and yet these groups only represent a

Alcee L. Hastings

0:45:56 to 0:46:17( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: mere 10% of the sipse and technology industry -- science and technology industry. in order to protect cyberspace, we need a strong vision and leadership, both will require changes in policy, technology, education and perhaps law. this bill will be recolluding the best and brightest and we

Alcee L. Hastings

0:46:18 to 0:46:38( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: must ensure these opportunities are available to all americans. thismendment will address existing and potential racial and gender disparities in the industry. the first part of the amendment deals with the section on the cybersecurity work force assessment. in this section, we'll require

Alcee L. Hastings

0:46:39 to 0:46:59( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: the president to transmit to congress a report analyzing the cybersecurity work force needs of the federal government. if we're gng to take a look, a good look, at the sources and availability, excuse me, of cybersecurity talent in our own country, then we must also take an even more vigilant look at

Alcee L. Hastings

0:47:00 to 0:47:21( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: how we are including the talent of minorities. according to a 1995 report by the national research council, quote, limited access is the first hurdle faced by women seeking industrial jobs in science and engineering and

Alcee L. Hastings

0:47:22 to 0:47:42( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: while progress has been made in recent years, common recruitment in hiring practices that make extensive use of traditional networks often overlook the available pool of women. madam chair, it is truly embarrassing that 15 years later we find ourselves having made such little progress on this issue.

Alcee L. Hastings

0:47:43 to 0:48:05( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: the second part of the amendment adds a requirement to include representatives from minority-serving institutions on the cybersecurity university industry task force. in order to conduct a national dialogue on cybersecurity and develop more public awareness the threat and risks, we need an

Alcee L. Hastings

0:48:06 to 0:48:26( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: integrated approach, one that includes a diverse industry that can tackle our vulnerabilities while also meeting our economic needs and national security requirements. madam chairman, the united states needs a comprehensive framework to ensure a coordinated response and recovery by the government.

Alcee L. Hastings

0:48:27 to 0:48:46( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: the private sector and our allies to significant incident or threat. this amendment ensures that the process is accessible to our nation's diverse talent. in addition to thanking the committee and especially chairman gordon, i'd like to thank our colleague, congressman

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