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US Army Developing Strategy to Build Up ‘World-Class Workforce’

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Brig. Gen. Richard Angle of Army Cyber Command has announced that the U.S. Army is working on a “holistic talent management strategy” to hire, train and retain a “world-class workforce,” Fedscoop reported Thursday.

Speaking at the recently-concluded 2018 Association of the United States Army conference, Angle cited the Cyber Direct Commissioning Program as an example of the service’s cyber recruitment efforts, noting that, just this May, two lieutenants were commissioned from the initiative.

The Cyber Direct Commissioning Program was launched in October 2017. Its aim is to draw cybersecurity professionals from industry or academia, who could then be commissioned as officers.

Angle noted the preoccupation with technology and the assumption that success hinges on developing new tools. He pointed out that having the right personnel is key.

“At the end of the day, it’s people that are going to make us successful,” Angle said.