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The President’s Executive Order on Cybersecurity Workforce: Next Steps and How to Engage

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The PowerPoint slides used during the webinar can be downloaded here.


Tyson Meadors

Director for Cybersecurity Policy
National Security Council
Rodney Petersen
Director for the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE)
National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce


On May 11, 2017, President Trump issued an Executive Order to strengthen federal networks and critical infrastructure cybersecurity.  In part, the order states that it is the policy of the United States “to support the growth and sustainment of a workforce that is skilled in cybersecurity and related fields as the foundation for achieving our objectives in cyberspace.”  Consequently, the Secretary of Commerce and Secretary of Homeland Security are directed to 1) “assess the scope and sufficiency of efforts to educate and train the American cybersecurity workforce of the future, including cybersecurity-related education curricula, training, and apprenticeship programs, from primary through higher education”; and 2) “provide a report to the President with findings and recommendations regarding how to support the growth and sustainment of the Nation's cybersecurity workforce in both the public and private sectors.”  

This webinar will provide an overview of the cybersecurity workforce provisions of the Executive Order, present a summary of existing federal government legislation and programs for additional context, and describe plans to engage the community to collect input and receive feedback.  



Created May 31, 2017, Updated July 23, 2020