Ambassador at Large for Cyberspace and Digital Policy Nathaniel C. Fick will travel to Tulsa, Oklahoma from September 12 to 14, 2023 to meet with a range of public sector, private sector, tribal, and academic stakeholders regarding the Tulsa region’s position as an educational hub for cyber and technology studies and its professional opportunities that support a dense and diverse network of U.S. critical infrastructure providers.

Strengthening our cyber workforce is a strategic imperative and an important component of the White House’s National Cybersecurity Strategy and National Cyber Workforce and Education Strategy to meet the global demand for cyber talent and technology. The University of Tulsa recently launched the Oklahoma Cyber Innovation Institute with a projected $75 million investment. Ambassador Fick will meet with a range of partners to discuss recruitment of the next generation of cyber and digital policy professionals and will review innovative cyber training programs. On September 14 at 11:00 a.m. CT, Ambassador Fick will speak with students, faculty, and community members in an open forum at The University of Tulsa. For media credentials and access, contact Tricia Milford-Hoyt, tricia-milford@utulsa.edu or 407-928-9868.

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