Congressman Ruppersberger’s Security Clearance Working Group

Today, Bridges welcomed the opportunity to host U.S. Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger and a group of cyber leaders to address security clearance issues. Congressman Ruppersberger commented, “We must reform this process so that we can get qualified Marylanders into jobs that will help them support their families and keep us safe.” Maryland is at the epicenter for U.S. cybersecurity with many* federal, commercial, and academic cyber assets and resources headquartered here.

*ex., National Security Agency (NSA), National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), US Cyber Command, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST), Army Research Lab, Cyber Command, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, University of Maryland College Park, University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), 17 colleges with NSA’s National Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE), and more.