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Feb 11, 2020 Opening Statement

Good morning Chairwoman Stevens and thank you for holding today’s hearing to examine the challenges both the public and private sectors are facing in recruiting and training cybersecurity professionals.

With advances in technology and the growth of the “internet of things” come new methods that foreign countries and cybercriminals can use to attack and access our networks.

Americans’ information is vulnerable and, as we will hear today, there is a demand for trained cybersecurity experts to identify and defend against cyber-attacks.

Feb 7, 2020 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas released a statement today celebrating the 70th anniversary of the National Science Foundation:
“The NSF has a long history of global leadership in basic research,” said Lucas. “Over the past 70 years, they’ve developed extensive knowledge in clean energy technology, improved our understanding of weather and the environment, and explored the depths of space – all the while supporting STEM education that keeps the U.S. competitive and secure.”
Feb 5, 2020 Opening Statement

Chairwoman Stevens, I appreciate you holding today’s hearing to review the SBIR and STTR programs.

I was proud to introduce H.R. 3774, the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Improvements Act. 

I want to thank the Chairwoman for joining me in sponsoring the bill, and for advancing that effort with today’s legislative hearing.

Jan 29, 2020 Opening Statement

Thank you, Chairwoman Johnson for holding this important hearing on U.S. Competitiveness in Critical Technologies. 

American superiority in science and technology is foundational to our economic competitiveness, our national security, and our way of life. But the U.S. is facing two fundamental challenges to our competitiveness and growth as a nation.

Jan 29, 2020 Press Release
House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas has introduced comprehensive legislation that creates a long-term strategy for investment in basic research and infrastructure to protect the economic and national security of the United States.