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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: