Video: Congressman Calls Pitt a “Great Asset” in Cybersecurity

Issue Date: 
March 18, 2013

Joining fellow members of the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security at a hearing on March 13, Representative Keith Rothfus (Pa.-12)  recognized the University of Pittsburgh as a “great asset” for its work, along with Carnegie Mellon University, in advancing cybersecurity.

At the hearing, “DHS Cybersecurity: Roles and Responsibilities to Protect the Nation’s Critical Infrastructure,” Rothfus asked Jane Holl Lute, deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), what the department is doing to leverage the capacities of the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University.

Lute said that Pitt and Carnegie Mellon are “great partners in the analytics side,” adding that the DHS has leveraged the universities’ capacities as much as possible, and she expressed a desire to “broaden the pipeline of talent that comes into Homeland Security, working with academia.”

See the video of Rothfus’s exchange with Lute below.