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Booz Allen Report Calls for New Federal Programs to Fix Cyber Talent Shortage

cybersecurityBooz Allen Hamilton and the Partnership for Public Service have released a joint report calling on the White House to develop a “comprehensive” framework to bolster the federal cybersecurity workforce, Nextgov reported Monday.

Jack Moore writes the “Cyber Insecurity II: Closing the Federal Talent Gap” report also recommends an expansion of cyber talent recruitment initiatives across the government.

The report’s authors said they believe agencies should use internship and scholarship programs as well as contests to identify people with information technology skills.

They also proposed the establishment of a Reserve Officers’ Training Corps-like program in a Congress-funded civilian cybersecurity training campus, according to Moore.

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