Lawmakers Propose a Rotational Program for Federal Cyber Workers

NextGov: Some agencies have a far more robust cybersecurity workforce than others, and lawmakers want them to spread the wealth.

Sens. Gary Peters, D-Mich., John Hoeven, R-N.D., Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., and Ron Johnson, R-Wis., on Thursday reintroduced a bill that would create a program that allows government cyber specialists to gain professional experience at multiple agencies. Under the Federal Rotational Cyber Workforce Program Act, feds with cyber experience would be able to do stints at agencies with less robust security infrastructures, which would bolster those organizations’ digital defenses.

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