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NAPA Report Calls for Expanded Federal Cybersecurity Education Programs

cybersecurityThe National Academy of Public Administration has published a 52-page report that examines two federally-backed educational programs designed to train students at select U.S. universities about cyber defense and information security.

NAPA’s “Increasing the Effectiveness of Federal Role in Cybersecurity Education” report focuses on the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense and CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service programs.

A four-member panel of academy fellows recommended that the U.S. government develop metrics to assess the performance of the CAE and SFS initiatives as well as expand hands-on training for participants.

The federal government should widen the scope of both programs to address cybersecurity workforce needs at the state, local and tribal agencies as well, the report states.

The NAPA-formed panel created the report for the Center for Internet Security and Deloitte.

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