DHS Struggling To Fill Cybersecurity Vacancies: Report

Law360, New York (September 23, 2013, 7:59 PM EDT) -- More than 20 percent of cybersecurity personnel positions in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's cybersecurity office are vacant, according to a recent report issued by the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

In general, DHS' offices have been able to fill critical positions, but the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications has struggled to fill its cybersecurity vacancies, partially due to a lengthy security clearance process and competition from the private sector, which traditionally pays more, the GAO said in a Sept. 17 report analyzing the Department of...
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