Trump Emphasizes Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Education Programs In New Executive Order

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Written by Shannon VavraThe White House is rolling out an executive order that is intended to bolster the nations cybersecurity workforce senior administration officials told reporters on a call Thursday. The goal is to build a superior cybersecurity workforce one official said. Other elements include allowing cybersecurity employees to rotate among agencies and using new cybersecurity aptitude tests as part of efforts to reskill federal workers. This goal of the program is to ensure that we have consistency in training and standardization in the federal workforce across the federal government one official said. The adoption of the framework is also intended to increase job mobility per one senior administration official. president donald trump speaks during a national day of prayer event in the rose garden of the white house . The order requires the government to provide better access to cybersecurity skills training to identify the most skilled workers and to help advance careers. The order allows federal workers to do rotations at the Homeland Security Departments cybersecurity agency and also gives experts there a chance to see how other government agencies function. The White House launched its latest effort to bolster the governments cybersecurity workforce. President Trump issued an executive order Thursday that introduces new initiatives and expands existing national efforts aimed to grow and strengthen Americas cyber workforce

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