Cybersecurity & Tech Executive Branch

National Cyber Workforce and Education Strategy Released

Eugenia Lostri
Tuesday, August 1, 2023, 11:00 AM
The strategy from the Office of the National Cyber Director is one element of the Biden administration’s cyber strategy.

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On July 31, Acting National Cyber Director Kemba Walden announced the National Cyber Workforce and Education Strategy (NCWES). This strategy is an element of the Biden administration’s vision for cybersecurity articulated in the national cybersecurity strategy earlier this year. The NCWES is concerned with the development of a workforce suited to the demands of evolving technologies and with providing U.S. citizens the skills they need to benefit from and participate in an increasingly digital life.

The NCWES rests on four pillars: 1) equip every American with foundational cyber skills; 2) transform cyber education; 3) expand and enhance America’s cyber workforce; and 4) strengthen the federal cyber workforce.

The Office of the National Cyber Director will implement the NCWES through the National Cyber Workforce Coordination Group, an interagency forum established in December 2022. The strategy also has three “guiding imperatives”: 1) leverage collaborative workforce development ecosystems to meet cyber workforce demands; 2) enable the lifelong pursuit of cyber skills; and 3) strengthen the cyber workforce through greater diversity and inclusion.

You can read the implementation plan here and below: 

Eugenia Lostri is Lawfare's Fellow in Technology Policy and Law. Prior to joining Lawfare, she was an Associate Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). She also worked for the Argentinian Secretariat for Strategic Affairs, and the City of Buenos Aires’ Undersecretary for International and Institutional Relations. She holds a law degree from the Universidad Católica Argentina, and an LLM in International Law from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

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