DoD Releases Plan for Implementing Cyber Workforce Strategy

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August 22, 2023 | Originally published by U.S. DoD on August 3, 2023

In February, Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen H. Hicks signed the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Cyber Workforce Strategy, which sets the foundation for how the DoD will foster a cyber workforce capable of executing the department’s complex and varied cyber missions.

“The strategy provides a roadmap for the advancement and unified management of the cyber workforce, comprised of about 225,000 highly trained civilians, military, and contractor personnel,” said Mark Gorak, the principal director for resources and analysis for DoD’s chief information officer.

Now, the department released a plan for how it will go about implementing that strategy — the “DOD Cyber Workforce Strategy Implementation Plan.”