Let’s look at the facts, instead of listening to the opinions of the uninformed…
FACT 1: CyberCareers.gov was created as part of the Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Strategy.
FACT 2: CyberCareers.gov provides a platform for Cybersecurity Job Seekers, Federal Hiring Managers/Supervisors, Current Federal Cybersecurity Employees, Students and Universities a consolidated online access to tools, resources, and a guide to the Cybersecurity workforce within the Federal Government.
FACT 3: The Strategy helps identify the cybersecurity workforce within the Federal Government, which covers numerous occupations with unique technical skills.
FACT 4: The Strategy contains human resources approaches in four different categories seeking to: (1) identify cybersecurity workforce needs, (2) expand the talent pipeline through cybersecurity education and training, (3) recruit and hire highly-skilled cybersecurity talent, and (4) retain and develop highly-skilled cybersecurity talent.
FACT 5: The cybersecurity workforce includes a mix of technical and non-technical professionals focused on all aspects of institutional mission.
FACT 6: The majority of the civilian cybersecurity workforce will serve in positions at agencies with cybersecurity missions. These agencies include the Department of Defense (DOD), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Department of State (DOS), the Department of Commerce (DOC), the Department of Energy (DOE), and the Department of Treasury (DOT), among others.
FACT 7: This effort will help to increase the pipeline of cybersecurity talent entering the Federal workforce, including candidates who have not traditionally considered Federal employment, and provide reliable and effective human resources services that enable agencies to immediately fill vacancies.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
FACT 1: Hiring, pay, and leave flexibilities to fill and retain individuals in cybersecurity positions.
- Reference: OPM cybersecurity, hiring, pay, and leave flexibilities memorandum.
- Reference Compensation Flexibilities to Recruit and Retain Cybersecurity Professionals.
FACT 2: New Federal Government OPM Job Codes for Cybersecurity Professionals. Reference Federal Cybersecurity Coding Structure
FACT 3: NSF & DHS™ Cyber Corps ®: Scholarship for Service (SFS) Program provides scholarships to cybersecurity students in exchange for government service upon graduation. Since 2000, SFS scholarships have been awarded to more than 1,650 students. There are nearly 400 graduating students in related academic programs available to meet agencies’ cyber security needs each year.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN TO YOU?