People with neurological conditions have emerged as cybersecurity talent

A new group of people often overlooked have emerged as a cybersecuirty talent source for federal agencies competing for scarce candidates.

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Federal agencies and industry have been competing for scarce cybersecurity talent. Now a new group of people you might have overlooked has emerged as a talent source. People with neurological issues, such as autism, often have the skills and intelligence needed with the right training. This year’s GEAR Center challenge grand prize winner and the vice president for Strategic Engagement and Partnerships at the Mitre Corporation, James Cook, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin with details.

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