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Jane Holl Lute: DHS Developing Cyber Reserve Force Model

Jane Holl Lute

Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Jane Holl Lute wants to complete a working model for a reserve force of cybersecurity personnel within the next year, she told Reuters in an interview.

The Cyber Reserve, which would be comprised of computer security experts, would be called to action in the event of a cyber attack similar to how the military uses their reserves and national guard in times of war.

According to Jim Finkle’s report, this idea came on the heels of a task force’s recommendation for the agency to recruit and retain cyber professionals.

That task force recommended DHS set up two-year cyber programs at community colleges for training large numbers of people and encourage military veterans to participate in the programs.

Lute told Reuters the first of those programs could start next year.

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