Congressman Turner released the following statement after the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) awarded a grant to the Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education’s (SOCHE) Cybersecurity Consortium:

“I welcome today’s announcement that SOCHE and its dedicated partners have been awarded this funding to bring together higher education, defense industrial base, and private sector partners from throughout Southwest Ohio to help address cybersecurity workforce demands.  A well-trained cybersecurity workforce is critical to both our economy and our national security.  This award is a testament to the Dayton region’s longstanding commitment to our national defense and history of innovation.”

In June of this year, Congressman Turner sent a letter of support for SOCHE’s application for the grant from the Regional Alliances and Multistakeholder Partnerships to Stimulate (RAMPS) Cybersecurity Education and Workforce Development program.