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DHS Wants Industry to Help Improve Pay for Cyber Personnel

The Homeland Security Department wants to offer its cybersecurity personnel more competitive pay, and it needs help setting those rates.

The department recently began seeking vendors to support the Cybersecurity Workforce Strategic Compensation Program, an enterprisewide effort to bring salaries for the agency’s cyber positions more in line with those in the private sector. By offering employees more competitive pay, the initiative looks to address the shortage of cyber expertise plaguing Homeland Security and other federal agencies.

Salary caps, lengthy onboarding and rigid career ladders have historically made it hard for the government to recruit and retain cyber experts, but with digital threats on the rise, agencies are looking for ways to make cyber jobs more attractive.

Read more at NextGov

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