Hoeven Helps Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen Federal Cybersecurity Workforce
WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.) this week joined Senators Gary Peters (D-Mich.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) in introducing bipartisan legislation to help attract, develop and retain highly-skilled cybersecurity professionals in the federal workforce. Agencies across the federal government face growing cyber threats, but struggle to hire qualified cybersecurity employees.
Accordingly, the Federal Rotational Cyber Workforce Program Act would create a civilian personnel rotation program for cybersecurity professionals at federal agencies. The program would help agencies attract and retain cybersecurity experts by offering civilians opportunities to enhance their careers, gain experience beyond their primary assignment and expand their professional networks. The legislation was unanimously passed by the Senate last Congress.
“Our bipartisan bill will help the federal government train and retain cybersecurity professionals to meet growing demand,” said Hoeven. “By developing a rotational cyber workforce program, this legislation will enable federal employees to serve across multiple government agencies and expand their skills. This is all about ensuring the federal government has the professionals needed to meet our nation’s cybersecurity challenges.”
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