6. Solving the Talent Search

CIOs and Workforce Need More Tech Training

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For a number of years the government has been looking for CIO with a business background and not a technical background. This has placed a number of government CIO into jobs that they have the business background to understand the business process of the organization, however many do not have the background or understanding of the technical knowledge and skills needed to address problems, concerns and issues related to cybersecurity. To address the problems, concerns and issues related to the advance technologies and infrastructures used today, we must ensure that we educate and train a workforce that has the knowledge, skills and abilities to deal with these technical environments. The government also needs to invest in research and development for short- and mid-term solutions. Current research focus on long-term solutions, therefore an many cases we do not have the tools and capabilities available to help protect the environments.

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