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Raytheon’s David Wajsgras: Awareness Programs Key to Bridge Cybersecurity Talent Gap

Raytheon's David Wajsgras: Awareness Programs Key to Bridge Cybersecurity Talent Gap - top government contractors - best government contracting event
Dave Wajsgras
Dave Wajsgras
David Wajsgras

A report from Raytheon and the National Cyber Security Alliance suggests organizations can encourage more young people to pursue careers in information technology security through awareness programs, Fortune magazine reported Monday.

“We need to do a better job at communicating what we do,” David Wajsgras, president of Raytheon’s intelligence, information and services unit, was quoted as saying.

Raytheon and NCSA have found that U.S. companies were seeking close to 50,000 Certified Information Systems Security Professionals during 2014, the magazine reports.

Wajsgras told the publication that Raytheon has partnered with several other companies and government agencies to help school counselors and teachers better understand cyber-related jobs.

He added the partnership aims to deploy cyber professionals at schools to facilitate hands-on classroom activities and demonstrate IT security concepts to students.

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Written by Mary-Louise Hoffman

is a writer of news summaries about executive-level business activity in the government contracting sector. Her reports for ExecutiveBiz are focused on trends and events that drive the GovCon industry to include commercial technologies that private companies are developing for federal government use. She contributes news content to ExecutiveBiz’s sister sites GovCon Wire and ExecutiveGov.

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