Federal agencies struggle to define their cybersecurity workforce, finds GAO

November 30, 2011
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Federal agencies with the largest information technology budgets do not know the size of their cybersecurity workforce because there is no cybersecurity occupational series, or even a standard set of definitions for IT jobs, writes the Government Accountability Office in a report (.pdf) published Nov. 29.

As part of its research, GAO evaluated cybersecurity workforce planning practices at the eight federal agencies with the highest IT budgets. Not one of the agencies could place an accurate number on their cybersecurity personnel, as different agency representatives cited different numbers.

via Fierce Government IT, continued here.