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[Excerpt] This report examines congressional oversight of two strategies undertaken by Congress and the executive branch to strengthen the federal cybersecurity workforce: (1) initiatives to define and identify the federal cybersecurity workforce, and (2) hiring and pay flexibilities applicable to cybersecurity positions at DOD and DHS. This report focuses on DOD and DHS because of their key roles in federal cybersecurity and because the majority of hiring and pay flexibilities for cybersecurity professionals authorized by Congress apply to DOD and DHS.


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Francis, K. A., & Ginsberg, W. (2016). The federal cybersecurity workforce: Background and Congressional oversight issues for the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security (CRS Report R44338). Washington, DC: Congressional Research Service.