Charles Rouse is the Outreach & Community Development program manager for the Cybersecurity Center at California State University San Bernardino (CSUSB). He leads the Inland Empire Cybersecurity Initiative (IECI), a National Security Agency (NSA)-sponsored economic growth project that fosters a pipeline of cybersecurity talent from middle school to full-time employment in the Inland Empire. The IECI program has formed collaborations with Riverside and San Bernardino county K-12, community colleges, and industry partners to identify, develop, and market regional talent toward meeting the cyber-related job placement needs of our local employers.