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Government Report IDs the Need For Speed in Cyber Hiring

The government’s personnel office should ease the hiring path for cyber professionals entering government and the national background checker should staff up to make sure those new cyber pros can get to work quickly, according to a federal report released Wednesday.

The White House should also work with Congress to increase funding for cybersecurity education programs, especially those that boost the federal cyber workforce, according to the report on “Supporting the Growth and Sustainment of the Nation’s Cybersecurity Workforce” released by the Homeland Security and Commerce departments.

The report recommends explicit funding boosts for federal cyber programs for young people, including the CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service program administered by the National Science Foundation and GenCyber camp funded by NSF and the National Security Agency.

Read more at NextGov.

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