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Harry Coker testifies during his confirmation hearing for national cyber director before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Nov. 2, 2023. in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

Agencies to turn toward ‘skill-based hiring’ for cyber and tech jobs, ONCD says

At a White House event, the Office of the National Cyber Director and others encouraged a shift away from hiring based on degrees or years of experience.
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Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, D-Pa., speaks during a press conference on new legislation to support Holocaust education nationwide at the U.S. Capitol Building on Jan. 27, 2023, in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

Bipartisan House legislation calls for two new federal cybersecurity training programs

The Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Expansion Act would establish an apprenticeship program at CISA and a VA pilot program to train veterans on cyber work.
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