Reviewing Federal IT Workforce Challenges and Possible Solutions

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


  • 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

Name Title Organization Panel Document
Mr. Steven Cooper Former Chief Information Officer U.S. Department of Commerce Document
Ms. Elizabeth Hyman Executive Vice President, Public Advocacy CompTIA Document
Ms. Lisa Depew Head of Industry and Academic Outreach Intel Document
Mr. Dan Waddell Managing Director (ISC)2 Document
Mr. Nick Marinos Assistant Director, Information Technology Government Accountability Office Document
Ms. Debora Plunkett Board Member, Strategic Advisory Board International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals Document