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Tomorrow’s Workforce: How Can America Remain Competitive?

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Cybersecurity is vital for U.S. global security and competitiveness: data thefts compromise individuals, government agencies, and companies daily, threatening our economy.

It is difficult to name a sector whose assets are not housed within a digital infrastructure. From health care to financial services, aerospace to agriculture, business is strategically partnering with higher education to build a pipeline that will support its workforce needs.

Collaboration between business, higher education, and government agencies is essential as regions develop robust cyber-security curriculum opportunities and assess the right mix of skills.

This event will discuss some of the challenges – but also some of the successes that have opened these innovative undergraduate pathways in one of today’s emerging and most in-demand fields.


  • Renee Forney

    Executive Director of the CyberSkills Management Support Initiative, Department of Homeland Security
  • Pat Keran

    Senior Director, Innovation, Research and Development, UnitedHealth Group
  • William E. Kirwan, II

    Chancellor, University System of Maryland; Past Chair, Business-Higher Education Forum
  • Diane Miller

    Director, InfoSec Operations and Program Director, CyberPatriot, Northrop Grumman
  • Andrea Peterson

    Reporter, Technology Policy, The Washington Post