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OPM Offers Discounted Online Cyber Ed Program for Federal Employees; Beth Cobert Comments

Office of Personnel Management logo The Office of Personnel Management has launched an online cybersecurity education program for federal employees and their families in a move to help bolster the cybersecurity workforce, FCW reported Friday.

Chase Gunter writes OPM developed the 20-month Master of Science in Information Security Operations program in partnership with Champlain College Online.

Beth Cobert, OPM acting director, said the program aims to “address critical cybersecurity skills gaps and help address the higher education needs of the federal workforce.”

OPM and Champlain College Online will offer a 50-percent discount through 2017 to federal employees and their families to enroll in the program under the college’s truED alliance, FCW reports.

Cybersecurity professionals will teach enrollees how to counter cyber threats through hands-on training, Gunter reports.

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