Summarized by the Alliance for Fort Gordon
Published May 12, 2023
The Department of Defense is short 30,000 skilled cyber warriors, about 13% of its total manpower. While this deficit is expected to grow, many leaders work for the long term.
The skills these combatants require are scarce and need constant updating; making the job especially demanding.
“You cannot fake the funk in this business, if you don’t have technical depth, you can’t do the mission,” said Maj. Gen. Paul Stanton, commanding general of the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon.