- 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.
- 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
Executive Vice President, Public Advocacy
Head of Industry and Academic Outreach
Assistant Director, Information Technology
Government Accountability Office
Board Member, Strategic Advisory Board
International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals