The program hasn’t begun yet, but agencies are already interested in hiring the first graduates of the federal Cyber Reskilling Academy, making requests of how many they would like, according to federal CIO Suzette Kent. The program was announced in November, to provide a crash course in cyber skills for people who already work for the federal government.
Of 1,500 initial applicants, the 25 who are chosen could serve in cyber defense roles within agencies, an area the government is eager to fill, due to a large number of unfilled openings.
Kent said the preliminary application and assessment results are promising. Applicants will be selected in April and training will last through mid-July.