LSI CEO Attends Cyber "Jobs of the Future" Event at White House
Lawrence Wilkerson discusses cyber job creation and security issues with Administration officials
June 6, 2011 – Logistics Systems Incorporated CEO Lawrence Wilkerson joined Administration representatives and leaders from 20 private sector companies to discuss creating more “Jobs of the Future” in the cyber security field. Participants had the opportunity to share their thoughts with officials such as Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano – particularly their ideas on what the government can do spur creation of new cyber jobs.
According to President Barack Obama, the growing number of attacks on our nation’s cyber networks has become “one of the most serious economic and national security threats our nation faces.” To be adequately prepared, the U.S. needs to dramatically increase the number of people working in this crucial area. To meet this challenge, the Administration is funding new jobs in cutting-edge research, working to recruit top new talent in the cyber field, partnering with the private sector, and empowering the general public to create a safe, secure and resilient cyber environment that promotes awareness while respecting privacy rights and civil liberties – all key factors in building the digital workforce of the 21st century.
Throughout the event, participants from the business community learned more about U.S. Government policies and upcoming projects related to cyber security from both Administration and cyber industry leaders. In addition to Secretary Napolitano, they met with ICANN Chief Security Officer Jeff Moss and SANS Institute Director Alan Paller, along with surrogates from DHS, the Internet Security Alliance (ISA), the National Security Service (NSS), the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), and the Small Business Administration (SBA).
Mr. Wilkerson said, “Our nation clearly faces serious threats to our cyber networks, and LSI expects to play a significant role in helping the Administration meet these threats. We are allocating significant resources to this area of national defense and are excited about the opportunity to make a contribution.”
About The Internet Security Alliance
The Internet Security Alliance (ISA) is a non-profit organization focusing on cyber security and concerned with information security, from the aviation, banking, communications, defense, education, financial services, insurance, manufacturing, security, and technology sectors.
Founded in 2002, LSI is a rapidly-growing Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) and Small Business Administration 8(a) certified concern. LSI provides integrated logistics management and life cycle support, information technology (IT) service support, and engineering and technical services as core competencies to both government and commercial concerns.
More information on Logistics Systems Incorporated can be found at www.logistics-sys.com.
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