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DHS could hire 1,000 more cybersecurity professionals




DHS could hire 1,000 more cybersecurity professionals
DHS could hire 1,000 more cybersecurity professionals



http://fcw.com/articles/2009/10/01/web-dhs-hiring-cybersecurity-officials.aspx\ 

By Ben Bain
FCW.com
Oct 01, 2009

The Homeland Security Department will hire up to 1,000 additional people 
to work in cybersecurity jobs over the next three years, senior DHS 
officials announced today.

The new employees will be scattered across DHS agencies, and will work 
in areas such as cyber risk and strategic analysis, cyber incident 
response, vulnerability detection and assessment, intelligence and 
investigation and network and systems engineering, DHS said. The hiring 
authority comes from a joint effort between DHS, the Office of Personnel 
Management and the Office of Management and Budget, according to the 
department.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced the program in 
Washington at an event hosted by the National Cyber Security Alliance. 
Philip Reitinger, deputy undersecretary of DHS' National Protection and 
Programs Directorate (NPPD) that includes the National Cybersecurity 
Division (NCSD), joined Napolitano at the event.

DHS is in charge of protecting the federal government.s civilian 
computer networks and leads efforts to work with industry to enhance 
cybersecurity.

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