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Cyber Hiring in the Federal Government Needs to Make Big Changes to Reach Talent

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If the federal government is going to keep up with nefarious actors and get serious about cybersecurity, it needs to start with hiring and the way they reach cybersecurity professionals.

According to Erin Weiss Kaya, Senior Strategist with the Innovation Group at Booz Allen Hamilton, the unemployment rate in the cybersecurity field is close to 0%. However, cyber talent remains limited despite the demand for the cybersecurity workforce to grow by about 41% in the U.S. over the next few years.


October is cybersecurity awareness month – a collaboration between government and industry to ensure everyone is practicing cyber hygiene. So, fitting for this month, ClearanceJobs and Kaya unpacked some of the cyber hiring problems the federal government is facing today and what little changes agency, industry and the recruiter can make to better reach cleared cybersecurity candidates.


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