Gov. Ron DeSantis announces cybersecurity initiative at USF to bring more jobs to the field

During a stop in Tampa, Governor Ron DeSantis was at the University of South Florida's Tampa campus to talk cybersecurity.

Wednesday, he announced a $20-million program aimed at creating more opportunities in cybersecurity through the school's Center for Cybersecurity. The governor said this will help facilitate more jobs in a field that's already high in demand. 

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"One of the things we've tried to do since I became governor was increase Florida's competitiveness in terms of workforce education and that's really looking to see what's really in high demand," the governor explained.

DeSantis said USF will help coordinate with regional partners to bring cybersecurity education to middle and high school students, as well as other universities, including Florida International University and a third school that's still to be named.