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House Proceeding 02-03-10 on Feb 3rd, 2010 :: 1:47:45 to 1:50:35
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Henry Cuellar

1:47:31 to 1:47:51( Edit History Discussion )

Henry Cuellar: the chair: pursuant to house resolution 1051 the gentleman from texas, mr. cuellar, and a me opposed each will control five minutes. the chair now recognizes the gentleman from texas. mr. cuellar: thank you, mr. chairman. i yield myself such time as i may consume. first ever all, mr. chairman, i want to rise in support of this particular amendment of the cybersecurity enhancement act.

Henry Cuellar

1:47:45 to 1:50:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Henry Cuellar

Henry Cuellar

1:47:52 to 1:48:12( Edit History Discussion )

Henry Cuellar: i want to thank mr. lipinski for all the leadership he's provided on this bill and the staff that worked so hard. i want to thank my good friend from texas also, mr. mccaul, who has worked very hard on this issue, especially in the homeland security. we aprooshate your work on that, mr. -- appreciate your work on that, mr. mccaul.

Henry Cuellar

1:48:13 to 1:48:34( Edit History Discussion )

Henry Cuellar: this will improve the cybersecurity in both the private d public sector. any business will tell you we live in a highly interconnected, highly technological 21st century. as a member of the homeland security, i know we are under attack from cyberthreats every single day. tentative security and intelligence information passed

Henry Cuellar

1:48:35 to 1:48:55( Edit History Discussion )

Henry Cuellar: through the internet 24 hours a day, seven days a week. more than a trillion dollars was spent last year fighting to keep this information safe. the more we rely on i.t. systems, the more we need to make the necessary investment. to reduce cyberrisk and vulnerability. my amendment today is simple. as we you improve cybersecurity, we must help put

Henry Cuellar

1:48:56 to 1:49:17( Edit History Discussion )

Henry Cuellar: americans back to work. my amendment requires that the advisory committee, the producers of cybersecurity strategic research and development plans to determine how we ought to strengthen all levels of cybersecurity education and traing programs to develop a well trained work force that meets our nation's cybersecurity needs.

Henry Cuellar

1:49:18 to 1:49:39( Edit History Discussion )

Henry Cuellar: we must work to enlist our nation's high schools, trade schools, colleges, and universities to bring more young people into the industry. we can also use e cybersecurity education to harness technology -- technological powers of our yong people to keep our nation and our nation's businesses safe. we have an opportunity to strengthen the i.t.

Henry Cuellar

1:49:40 to 1:50:00( Edit History Discussion )

Henry Cuellar: infrastructure and our work force by getting together in a part zahn with our nation's schools. my home town, home state of texas we are leaders in the cybersecurity operation. as mr. mccaul understands, texas invests in people productive technology both in public, private, academic sectors. in san antonio, for example, we

Henry Cuellar

1:50:01 to 1:50:22( Edit History Discussion )

Henry Cuellar: have the national center for excellence for cybersecurity. which has increased jobs numbers in the cybersecurity and information assurance industry in texas. we c also replicate this particular model. mr. chaian, as you know, we want to make sure we repair our economy and help put people back to work.

Henry Cuellar

1:50:23 to 1:50:37( Edit History Discussion )

Henry Cuellar: this is why we must strengthen our cyberinfrastructure both in business, education, and government alike. we can focus on this goal, that is how can we secure the i.t. future and how do we put people back to work?

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