The coronavirus pandemic multiplied the need for agency wide telework capabilities and that also means more security concerns. Venice Goodwine, chief information security officer for the Agriculture Department, said her agency took a phased approach with capacity tests across different mission areas.
Venice Goodwine’s cybersecurity career has spanned over 33 years, starting in the Defense Department as an active duty member and then as a civilian.
Agencies are looking at putting prospective hires to the test at cyber competitions and building momentum behind efforts to reskill current federal employees.
This program will provide a progress report on cybersecurity strategies in government.
USDA is the latest agency to announce a new training and reskilling opportunity, this time geared for rising IT employees interested in becoming a CIO or CISO.