• HHS attempts to cultivate a diverse cyber workforce

    HHS is trying to expand its search for a cyber workforce to directly target underrepresented demographics as it endeavors to fill the 30 percent vacancy rate in its cyber workforce.

  • Should cyber competition performance be valued like schooling in cyber workforce?

    Cybersecurity competitions are drawing more attention from and becoming more popular with federal agencies.

  • Rodney Petersen: Efforts to push through cybersecurity wars

    Industry and government both agree, without qualified people, America remains at risk in the cybersecurity wars. Rodney Peterson, director of the National Initiative on Cyber Security Education, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss his team’s efforts

  • OPM hopes cyber-job database will help agencies fill workforce gaps

    As the cybersecurity workforce gets older and closer to retirement age, the Office of Personnel Management is trying to help agencies find new talent. It’s creating a new database of cyber positions that it hopes will help agencies identify the cyber skill sets needed to meet their missions. The Obama administration has made reducing critical cyber workforce gaps one of its top “cross-agency” goals.

  • NIST partners with Education Dept. on cyber education

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology has inked a deal with the Education Department and the National Cybersecurity Education Council to better promote formal cybersecurity education.

  • A NICE approach to furthering the nation’s cyber security

    This week Federal Security Spotlight checks in with Ernest McDuffie, the leader for the National Initiative on Cyber Security Education. July 14, 2010

  • Cybersecurity awareness gets a NICE start

    Cybersecurity training is expanding beyond agencies and into high schools, libraries and other workplaces. It’s called the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education. We learn more about it from NIST’s Dr. Ernest McDuffie.

  • Cybersecurity gets nice NICE baby!

    Also in the cybersecurity headlines: Navy CIO Carey moving to Fleet Cyber Command, Study Reveals DHS Does Not Dominate the Homeland Security Market