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Army Unveils Program To Directly Hire Cyber Officers

Law360, Nashville (December 6, 2017, 9:25 PM EST) -- The U.S. Army will directly commission 25 cybersecurity experts over the next five years in order to improve its expertise in a growing area of need for national security, the Army’s top cyber officer announced Tuesday.

After first winning approval from Congress and the U.S. Department of Defense, Army leaders in October approved a pilot program for the Army to offer direct-commission first lieutenant positions to five civilian technology or cybersecurity experts, Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone said at the Pentagon on Tuesday. Nakasone leads the Army’s...
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