By Ben Bain
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
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
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