CompTIA Excellence in Cybersecurity Award Presented to Congressman Mac Thornberry and U.S. Navy's Chris Kelsall
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CompTIA, the Computing Technology Industry Association, today presented the CompTIA Excellence in Cybersecurity award to Congressman Mac Thornberry (TX-13), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and Chris Kelsall, Branch Head, Cyber Workforce, U.S. Navy.
CompTIA created its Excellence in Cybersecurit Awards to recognize Members of Congress and Federal Agency Program Managers who have the foresight to use federal dollars wisely to improve the cybersecurity skills of those who work for the U.S. Government.
"Chairman Thornberry has been instrumental on Capitol Hill in pushing for increased cybersecurity training and certification within the Department of Defense community," said Todd Thibodeaux, President and CEO, CompTIA.
"As the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and previous chair of the Taskforce on Cybersecurity, Congressman Thornberry has a solid knowledge regarding our nation's vulnerabilities to cyber attacks. Chairman Thornberry has been a leader in Congress, advocating for increased security measures and appropriate training and certification to strengthen our cyber workforce."
"Mr. Kelsall has served the Department of Navy for nearly three decades and understands firsthand the severity of our cyber threats and the need for our country to train and maintain a skilled workforce to deal with these threats," Thibodeaux said.
"As a member of the Federal CIO Council IT Workforce Committee, Chris has been instrumental in pushing for increased training and certifications for our nation's IT workforce."
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