One part of the federal workforce that is actually growing is cybersecurity.
The Homeland Security Department has created a task force to develop future workers. It will consider expanding DHS’ involvement in cyber competitions and university programs, enhancing public-private partnerships and working with other agencies.
It’s part of the Homeland Security Advisory Council.
Secretary Janet Napolitano described the task force in a meeting with industry representatives at the White House. The department’s cybersecurity division has grown six-fold over the past four years.