3 Ways to Attract Top Cybersecurity Talent to the Federal Government

3 Ways to Attract Top Cybersecurity Talent to the Federal Government

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The federal government is the largest employer in the United States, but it has struggled to compete with private sector companies to attract and retain top cybersecurity talent. The cybersecurity workforce shortage continues to be a top cyber risk in both the public and private sectors. In 2019, a senior cybersecurity official at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) deemed the government’s cybersecurity workforce shortage as a threat to national security. In a 2020 report by the Office of Inspector General, “ensuring information technology supports essential mission operations” is one of the most serious management and performance challenges that DHS faces.

As the sophistication and complexity of cyber-attacks increase, over the last several years Congress and the White House have begun to take action to address these attacks. For example, on May 12, 2021, President Biden issued an Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity which directs the modernization of the federal government’s cybersecurity. This was followed by swift action by Congress earlier this

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