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Hearing Hearing Date: April 4, 2017 2:00 pm 2154 Rayburn HOB

Reviewing Federal IT Workforce Challenges and Possible Solutions

Subject
Reviewing Federal IT Workforce Challenges and Possible Solutions
Date
April 4, 2017
Time
2:00 pm
Place
2154 Rayburn HOB

PURPOSE:

  • To examine the development, recruitment, and retention of the federal government’s IT and cybersecurity workforce.
  • To discuss the potential for forming an industry-government rotational workforce.

BACKGROUND:

  • In 2015, 209,000 cybersecurity jobs went unfilled in the U.S., according to Intel.
  • Modernizing the federal government’s IT not only requires investments in technology and acquisition reform, but also in the talent necessary to identify, operate, and innovate federal IT.
  • The Government Accountability Office placed cybersecurity workforce issues on the 2017 High Risk List and recommended the federal government expand its cyber workforce and training efforts.

 

Witnesses and testimonies:

Mr. Steven Cooper

Former Chief Information Officer
U.S. Department of Commerce

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Ms. Elizabeth Hyman

Executive Vice President, Public Advocacy
CompTIA

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Ms. Lisa Depew

Head of Industry and Academic Outreach
Intel

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Mr. Dan Waddell

Managing Director
(ISC)2

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Mr. Nick Marinos

Assistant Director, Information Technology
Government Accountability Office

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Ms. Debora Plunkett

Board Member, Strategic Advisory Board
International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals

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