OMB Unveils Cyber Detail Program for Federal Employees; Suzette Kent Quoted

Suzette Kent
Suzette Kent

The Office of Management and Budget on Wednesday announced a cyber detail program that seeks to provide federal employees who have completed cyber training an opportunity to work on cyber projects at other agencies in order to gain practical experience, Fifth Domain reported Wednesday.

“We cannot overcome the shortage in the federal cybersecurity workforce overnight,” Suzette Kent, federal chief information officer and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner. “By continuing to invest and support reskilling programs, coupled with hands-on opportunities to apply those skills, the federal government is positioning itself to strengthen our cybersecurity workforce capabilities.”

Federal personnel who are recent graduates of the cyber reskilling academy can visit the USAJobs website’s Open Opportunities page to look for cyber detail opportunities at the departments of Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs and the Environmental Protection Agency.

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