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Army secretary looks to hiring flexibilities to boost cyber talent recruitment


Summarized by the Alliance for Fort Gordon
Published May 20, 2022

The Army’s top civilian official wants to focus on using the U.S. military’s Cyber Excepted Service authorities to attract cybersecurity talent into the force.

Secretary Christine Wormuth told lawmakers on the House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday the Army is exploring ways to use the authorities, which Congress granted the Department of Defense in 2016 to be more flexible in compensating and hiring cybersecurity talent.

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