White House ramps up efforts to expand cyber workforce
The US government continues to pursue new ways to boost its cybersecurity workforce. Under an executive order signed by President Donald Trump on Thursday, government agencies will need to step up their efforts “to provide access to cybersecurity skills training, to identify the most-skilled cybersecurity workers and to advance career opportunities in the public and private sectors,” Trump stated.
The move will put the Office of Personnel Management and the Department of Commerce in charge of creating a new tool to identify potential cybersecurity talent in the federal workforce. Individuals that show great promise can then be provided with the necessary training to develop their cyber skills further.