Agencies Have One-Year Deadline to Identify Cyber Workforce Shortages

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is giving federal agencies a one-year deadline to identify and report on skill shortages in their cybersecurity workforces.

A memorandum unveiled Monday requires each agency to tell the government’s human resource office what their “critical needs” are in a broad range of cyber workforce areas, including security and information technology.

They must submit their findings by April 2019 and provide reports for three more years after.

“I am pleased to provide guidance that will help federal agencies pinpoint their cybersecurity workforce’s most critical skill shortages,” Mark Reinhold, OPM’s associate director for employee services, wrote in a memo sent to human resources directors at different federal agencies.

Read more at The Hill

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