The U.S. Army has introduced a career management initiative that seeks to integrate civilians with the service branch’s cyber enterprise.
The service branch’s cyber leaders launched the program in January after the Army initiated efforts to grow the cyber force within the military, the Army said Friday.
The Army also plans to study the feasibility of a direct commissioning pilot program to recruit civilians for cyber units.
The Defense Department “has now asked us to do a pilot program by service… looking at skill sets that we can bring on direct commissioning into the cyber career field,” said Brig. Gen. Patricia Frost, director of cyber for the Army’s G-3/5/7.
All military services are asked to submit their findings to DoD by 2020, according to the report.
Frost noted that the service branch needs to conduct more discussion on what type of skills sets the pilot program should aim at, the report added.