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DoD CIO Memo, Expanding Cybersecurity Workforce by Eliminating Educational Barriers and Leveraging Apprenticeship Programs : Department of Defense , November 15, , 2011

November 15, 2011

Department of Defense

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From the document: "The Department of Defense (DoD) and the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) continue to identify, recruit, develop, and retain the cybersecurity workforce in order to support the Nation' s ability to defend against and react to current and future cyber threats and attacks. However, attracting cybersecurity professionals continues to fall short ofdemand. To address this shortfall, DoD must consider qualified applicants who have obtained appropriate qualifications through training, industry certifications, on-the-job training, or apprenticeship programs. We will encourage the industrial base to adopt the same approach."


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Department of Defense


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