Tag Archives: skills gap

Red Hat’s David Egts: Open-Source Training, ‘Sense of Mission’ Could Help Agencies Address Cyber Skills Gap

David Egts, chief technologist for Red Hat’s North American public sector, has said there are several options the federal government can consider to build up its workforce’s cybersecurity and information technology skills and one of those is to explore open-source training. “The proliferation of open source software has changed the training landscape …

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Lockheed’s Marillyn Hewson: ‘Holistic View of Workforce Dev’t Needed to Address Skills Gap in A&D Industry’

Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson has said government, academic and industry leaders should work together and “take a holistic view of workforce development” to address the shortage of skilled employees in the aerospace and defense sector and advance innovation. Hewson wrote in an opinion piece posted Thursday on Fox News that the current administration …

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ISACA Surveys IT Pros on Cyber Threats, Data Sharing, Skills Gap

ISACA has polled 2,920 information technology professionals across 121 countries in order to determine their top security concerns, views on government-industry threat information exchange and IT talent recruitment efforts at their organizations. The trade group said Monday IT professionals have ranked social engineering, insider and advanced persistent threats as their …

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BlackBerry’s Jeffrey Ait: Incentive Policies Could Help Address Cybersecurity Talent Shortage

The need for stronger cyber protection has reached a “critical juncture” and lawmakers should consider introducing measures to close the information technology skills shortage, BlackBerry‘s Jeffrey Ait writes in an opinion piece for Nextgov. Ait, BlackBerry vice president and head of its U.S. public sector business, says two recent studies …

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IBM, Universities Partner on Big Data Curriculum Development; Richard Rodts Comments

IBM has partnered with more than 1,000 universities around the world to develop curricula focused on big data and analytics, aiming to bridge the skills gap in these specialty areas. The company-academic initiative seeks to help students enhance their problem-solving and technical abilities and give universities access to IBM’s software …

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