Dave Wennergren & Karen Evans: Time to refocus on building a skilled cybersecurity workforce

The federal government has been spending money to build a skilled cybersecurity workforce since the 1990s. But a new study by the National Academy of Public Administration says it's time to refocus those efforts. Among their recommendations: more hands-on education for cybersecurity students, more tracking of the outcomes of the hundreds of federally-funded courses, and more support for cybersecurity education by the Defense Department. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu spoke to two members of the study panel: Dave Wennergren of the Professional Services Council and Karen Evans, the director of the U.S. Cyber Challenge. Evans says the U.S. needs to make the most of its cyber education investments, given the big gap between the supply and demand for skilled workers.