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US Failing to Recruit Top Cyber Talent

“Rigid hiring processes and low pay for specialized employees have kept the U.S. government from developing the type of cyber workforce it needs to keep up with growing attacks,” The Washington Post reports.  

“The Partnership for Public Service released a report on Tuesday saying the federal government has positioned itself poorly for recruiting cybersecurity personnel… Aside from non-competitive pay and strict hiring practices, other causes of the deficiency include weak talent pipelines and the lack of a government-wide strategy for hiring and retaining talent.”  

“The partnership recommended that the government address its recruitment problem in part by exempting all cybersecurity job openings from federal competitive-hiring guidelines, which can restrict agencies from landing high-demand workers.”

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