11 federal agencies help start Cybersecurity Talent Initiative

FedScoop: A public-private partnership including 11 federal agencies on Tuesday launched the Cybersecurity Talent Initiative to improve the workforce pipeline to hundreds of thousands of cyber-related vacancies.

Through the new program, graduating or recently graduated college students may apply for a two-year cybersecurity placement at a federal agency, after which they’ll be eligible for a full-time position at Mastercard, Microsoft or Workday. Those hired will receive up to $75,000 in student loan assistance on the backend.

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