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Government Keynote | Closing the Cyber Skills Gap

Aug 07, 2019

11:45AM - 12:05PM

Dorothy Aronson

Chief Information Officer, National Science Foundation and

Co-Chair, Federal CIO Council Workforce Committee

The demand for skilled IT workers is outstripping the supply, both in industry and government. To close the shortfall, the Office of Management and Budget and the Federal CIO Council are working on reskilling current government workers who don’t currently work in IT. Demand has been so strong that added capacity and increased schedules are providing cyber tech training skills to interested federal employees. What is the current outlook on the federal cyber workforce?