The White House wants to improve the cybersecurity and resilience of critical infrastructure. The head of the Partnership for Public Service, Max Stier, says the federal government must revitalize its cyber workforce.
- With an aggressive talent market for cybersecurity jobs and less than 6% of the federal cyber workforce under age 30, the government cannot be complacent in recruiting, said Michelle Amante, vice president of Federal Workforce Programs at the Partnership for Public Service.
- Amante said the Partnership recommends agencies set up internship or fellowship programs for multiple occupations.
- There is an inverse correlation between employee engagement and attrition, said Amante, so agencies should focus on inspiring young Americans to serve and fostering an inclusive workplace.