Sen. Landrieu to discuss cyber security with local military

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Photo courtesy of CIC.

Today, U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., chair of the Senate Energy Committee and Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, will host three events in north Louisiana to promote job creation for Louisiana’s cyber security and energy sectors.

This morning, Sen. Landrieu and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson will travel along Louisiana’s I-20 high-tech, cyber corridor to tour CenturyLink in Monroe and the Cyber Innovation Center (CIC) in Bossier City. Joined by other local officials, Sen. Landrieu and Sec. Johnson will visit the facilities and see how CIC and CenturyLink are helping build Louisiana’s cyber security work force and creating high-paying tech jobs along the I-20 corridor through partnerships with Louisiana Tech and other universities throughout North Louisiana.

In the afternoon, Sen. Landrieu is bringing together top military brass from installations across Louisiana and leaders from a cutting-edge national lab to discuss how Louisiana can leverage its growing high-tech workforce, energy resources, and innovative university research to make our military more energy secure and create high-paying jobs. Top officials from Barksdale Air Force Base, Fort Polk, Belle Chase Joint Reserve base, the Louisiana National Guard, and Sandia National Laboratories will be in attendance.