One part of the federal workforce that is actually growing is cybersecurity.
The Homeland Security Department has created a task force to develop future workers. It will consider expanding DHS’ involvement in cyber competitions and university programs, enhancing public-private partnerships and working with other agencies.
It’s part of the Homeland Security Advisory Council.
Secretary Janet Napolitano described the task force in a meeting with industry representatives at the White House. The department’s cybersecurity division has grown six-fold over the past four years.
A House panel yesterday approved more than $500 million more for DHS cybersecurity initiatives, including Einstein and a new continuous-monitoring program, both of which protect federal networks.
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Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-9 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, DC region and online everywhere. Tom has 30 years experience in journalism, mostly in technology markets. Before coming to Federal News Radio, he was a long-serving editor-in-chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology magazines.