Cybersecurity human capital [electronic resource] : initiatives need better planning and coordination : report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees, and Border Security, Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. Senate.
[Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, 
Threats to federal information technology (IT) infrastructure and systems continue to grow in number and sophistication. The ability to make federal IT infrastructure and systems secure depends on the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the federal and contractor workforce that implements and maintains these systems. In light of the importance of recruiting and retaining cybersecurity personnel, GAO was asked to assess (1) the extent to which federal agencies have implemented and established workforce planning practices for cybersecurity personnel and (2) the status of and plans for governmentwide cybersecurity workforce initiatives. GAO evaluated eight federal agencies with the highest IT budgets to determine their use of workforce planning practices for cybersecurity staff by analyzing plans, performance measures, and other information. GAO also reviewed plans and programs at agencies with responsibility for governmentwide cybersecurity workforce initiatives.
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Background -- Agencies vary in their use of workforce planning practices for cybersecurity -- Multiple governmentwide efforts under way to enhance cybersecurity workforce, but efforts lack planning and coordination -- Conclusions.