ABSTRACT

Cybersecurity Workforce: Agencies Need to Improve Baseline Assessments and Procedures for Coding Positions, Report to Congressional Committees   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Highlights: "A key component of mitigating and responding to cyber threats is having a qualified, well -trained cybersecurity workforce. The Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Assessment Act of 2015 requires OPM [Office of Personnel Management] and federal agencies to take several actions related to cybersecurity workforce planning. GAO [Government Accountability Office] is to monitor agencies' progress in implementing the act's requirements. For this report, GAO assessed whether: (1) OPM developed a coding structure and procedures for assigning codes to cybersecurity positions and submitted a progress report to Congress ; (2) CFO [Chief Financial Officers] Act agencies submitted complete, reliable baseline assessments of their cybersecurity workforces; and (3) CFO Act agencies established procedures to assign codes to cybersecurity positions. GAO examined OPM's coding procedures and progress report on the act's implementation, and baseline assessments and coding procedures from the 24 CFO Act agencies. GAO also interviewed relevant OPM and agency officials about efforts to address the act's requirements."

Report Number:
GAO-18-466
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Date:
2018-06
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Government Accountability Office: http://www.gao.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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