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OPM’s Latest Attempt to Address Cyber Worker Shortage Focuses on Testing

For the past four-plus years, the Office of Personnel Management has been on a journey to address one of the most difficult positions in the government to hire and retain—the cybersecurity worker.

Starting in 2016 with the first-ever cybersecurity workforce strategy and leading up to today’s most recent effort—a new memo detailing different approaches to assess the cybersecurity aptitude of current and potential employees—OPM has been trying to give agencies the tools and authorities to make up for the shortage of workers.

Both the government and the private sector feel this shortage.

Read more at Federal News Network

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