“These are jobs of the future, good paying jobs. We need a diverse cybersecurity workforce. Georgia can lead the way and Georgia’s HBCUs can lead the way,” Ossoff, D-Ga., said during remarks at Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library, which is used by students of several Atlanta HBCUs.
Ossoff co-authored the bill, which was introduced in August. The bill, which has some Republican support, has not come before the entire Senate, but Ossoff said he’s “confident about its prospects ... but we’ve got to keep pushing it forward.” Johnson has introduced companion legislation in the House of Representatives.