Tag Archives: cyber workforce

Accenture’s George Franz, Kristen Vaughan: DoD Needs Highly Skilled Workforce to Achieve Cyber Resilience

George Franz Cybersecurity Lead AFS Natl Security Unit

George Franz and Kristen Vaughan of Accenture Federal Services wrote in a joint opinion piece published Wednesday on C4ISRNET that there are four steps that could help Department of Defense organizations advance workforce development to improve their cyber resilience and one is assessing the talent they will need in the next five years.

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Raytheon’s Thomas Kennedy on Key Takeaways From National Cyber Strategy

Thomas Kennedy, chairman and CEO of Raytheon, has said there are five key takeaways from the White House’s updated National Cyber Strategy and one of those is the Trump administration’s position that cyber crime is a national security threat. Kennedy wrote in a Fox Business opinion piece published Monday that through the strategy, the administration made clear that one of its key priorities is to address intellectual property theft.

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Forcepoint’s Eric Trexler: Automation, ‘National Guard’ Could Help Agencies Maintain Stable Cyber Workforce

Eric Trexler, vice president of global governments and critical infrastructure at Forcepoint, has said agencies should initiate efforts to hire and retain a stable pool of cybersecurity professionals and one of those measures is to establish a cyber “National Guard.” Trexler wrote in a Nextgov article published Friday that the National Guard …

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Commerce-DHS Report: Private, Public Sectors Should Grow Cyber Workforce via Apprenticeships

A report by the departments of Homeland Security and Commerce calls for both private and public sectors to build up the cybersecurity workforce through “hands-on, experiential and work-based learning approaches” such as internships and apprenticeships. DHS and the Commerce Department prepared the report in compliance with President Donald Trump’s executive …

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CompTIA Study: Nearly 75% of Gov’t Officials Support Smart City Tech Dev’t

A new survey from nonprofit technology association CompTIA says almost 75 percent of government officials are optimistic about the development of smart city technologies. The “Building Smarter Cities and Communities” report includes responses from 350 government personnel about their views regarding smart cities, CompTIA said Thursday. Respondents indicated expected benefits from smart city …

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Raytheon’s Dave Wajsgras: ‘Collective Effort’ Needed to Address Cyber Workforce, Other Challenges

Dave Wajsgras, president of Raytheon‘s intelligence business segment, has said the U.S. needs what he describes as a “proactive and collective effort” to address future cybersecurity needs. Wajsgras wrote in a blog post published Thursday that the National Cyber Security Awareness Month calls for all stakeholders to reinforce their efforts to protect the …

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IBM, UK MoD Unveil Defense Cyber Aptitude Test Assessment Service

The U.K.’s ministry of defense and IBM have unveiled the Defense Cyber Aptitude Test assessment service during the IBM HR Summit 2016, the Recruiter reported Thursday. Recruiter writes that DCAT is designed to check a military service member’s potential to work in cyberspace-related fields by determining behavioral characteristics and testing attention to detail, numerical …

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NAVSUP Seeks Cyber Workforce Training Support from EC-Council Members, Partners

The Naval Supply Systems Command is soliciting proposals from the member and partner organizations of the International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants for an information assurance/computer network defense training program. The U.S. Navy said in solicitation posted Wednesday on FedBizOpps it plans to award a firm-fixed-price contract for support services for a five-day authorized …

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Mary Ann Hopkins: Parsons-BHEF Team Aims to Help DC Region Build Cyber Workforce

Parsons is collaborating with the Business-Higher Education Forum to create a Greater Washington Cyber Network of cybersecurity professionals from academia, industry and government from Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. The company said Friday the network will be an expansion of the BHEF Undergraduate Cybersecurity Network of the University System of Maryland. The expanded network aimsto bring more opportunities …

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