Educational Resource / April 2017

Cyber Workforce Incubator: Written Testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives

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Senior Advisor Jesse Goldhammer, Faculty Director Steve Weber, and Executive Director Betsy Cooper submitted written testimony to the  U.S. House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Information Technology (part of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform), in which they expressed the need for the Cyber Workforce Incubator program to ensure that the Department of Defense and other agencies remain on the cutting edge of technology.

The Cyber Workforce Incubator will enable top technologists from Silicon Valley to work for the federal government for one- or two-year terms. Through this program, technology professionals would receive fast-tracked security clearances, and would be able to work for the Department of Defense and other agencies while remaining on the West Coast, where they can remain tapped in to the culture and innovations of the tech industry.

Weber, Goldhammer, and Cooper also published a new white paper that outlines the workforce challenges facing the government, and details the opportunity to create a Cyber Workforce Incubator that will bridge industry and government.