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Gen. William Shelton: Air Force to Grow Cyber Workforce by 15%

CyberCrimeKeyboardThe Air Force will recruit up to 1,000 more cybersecurity professionals over the next three years in a bid to counter attacks on military networks, the Silicon Valley Business Journal reported Monday.

Mike Thomas writes that Gen. William Shelton, head of Air Force Space Command, has said the branch intends to expand its cyber workforce by 15 percent despite the current fiscal environment.

“Our mission is to defend the nation. We defend. We deter. And if called upon, we take decisive action to defend our citizens,” Shelton added, according to the report.

Cybersecurity staffing will be 20 percent civilian and 80 percent military and new hires will work under the 24th Air Force based at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Thomas writes.

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