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RAND Study: Looser Civil Service Rules Would Ease Cybersecurity Shortage 97

Posted by timothy
from the rand-can't-help-seeming-creepy dept.
New submitter redr00k (3719103) writes with a link to the summary of a RAND Corporation study addressing "a general perception that there is a shortage of cybersecurity professionals within the United States, and a particular shortage of these professionals within the federal government, working on national security as well as intelligence. Shortages of this nature complicate securing the nation's networks and may leave the United States ill-prepared to carry out conflict in cyberspace." One of the key findings: waive the Civil Service rules. (The NSA can already bypass those rules; RAND's authors say this should be extended to other agencies.)
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RAND Study: Looser Civil Service Rules Would Ease Cybersecurity Shortage

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