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DOJ Using New Authority, Framework to Build Cyber Workforce

Jeff Brody

The Justice Department is implementing its direct-hire authority as well as a National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education-based approach to establish its cyber workforce and codify related roles, Federal News Network reported Monday.

Greg Hall, chief information security officer and assistant director for information system security at the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys, said at a DOJ event that the Investment Review Board authorized the hiring of personnel in information system security, governance policy and compliance manager roles. Hall also noted that efforts to retrain and incentivize employees for retention are just as important as recruitment initiatives.

“As these data solutions become more complex, as these IT solutions become more complex, the need for integration is always going to be there. And so it’s important that we develop this knowledge capital,” he said.

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