First Federal Cyber Reskilling Academy Launched to Build Govt’s Cyber Defense

The Department of Education, the Office of Management and Budget and the CIO Council have established the first Federal Cyber Reskilling Academy to provide federal employees hands-on training on cybersecurity.

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The council said Friday the program is part of President Trump’s Management Agenda and the new Government Reform Plan. The first class of the academy is open to government employees not working on information technology-related tasks. The three-month curriculum includes three training courses with a boot camp and certification tests to prepare new cyber defense analysts. 

“Cybersecurity is a key priority for this administration,” said Federal CIO Suzette Kent. “This is why we need to continue to transform and modernize our efforts to improve our cyber posture.” 

Federal employees have until Jan. 11, 2019, to register for the reskilling academy.

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