Nonprofit organization (ISC)2 has urged President Donald Trump’s administration to prioritize federal cyber workforce development programs through a set ofÂ recommendations the group sent to White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.
The Clearwater, Florida-based nonprofitÂ recommendedÂ priority areas it believes President Trump should consider for inclusionÂ in aÂ cybersecurity executive order, (ISC)2 said Wednesday.
Dan Waddell, managing director of (ISC)2’s North American operations, wrote in a blog post the group suggests thatÂ the White House reinstate and grant more authority to theÂ federal chief information officer and CISO posts.
TheÂ organization also calls on the administration to investÂ in training programs for government acquisition, legal and human resources personnel as well as incorporateÂ the updated OMB Circular A-123Â in efforts to align technology risk with business and mission strategies.
The White House should also consider the formationÂ of aÂ “cyber national guard” that wouldÂ helpÂ science, technology, engineering and math graduates to reimburseÂ student loans if theyÂ agree to work at a federal agency for a certain period, (ISC)2 noted.
The groupÂ also seeksÂ to align itsÂ certification programs with the National Institute of Standards and Technology‘s cybersecurity workforce framework.