Suzette Kent: CIO Council Seeking Second Set of Trainees for Federal Cybersecurity Reskilling Academy

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Suzette Kent, Federal Chief Information Officer

Federal Chief Information Officer and 2019 Wash100 Award winner Suzette Kent said the CIO Council is accepting applications for the second group of individuals who will undergo training as part of the Federal Cybersecurity Reskilling Academy, Federal News Network reported Tuesday.

“Our second set of reskilling activities are kicking off,” Kent said Tuesday at the GDIT Emerge conference in Washington. “We have more that are following. That’s the way that we’re reinvesting and ensuring that in all the things we’re doing on the technology side, we’re making an investment in the people.”

The second round is open to the whole federal workforce and applications are due by May 15, according to the report. The academy will select employees in early June to undergo classroom training between July 8 to Sept. 20. Kent noted that approximately 30 personnel from 11 agencies participated in the academy’s first class.

About the Wash100

The Wash100 award, now in its sixth year, recognizes the most influential executives in the GovCon industry as selected by the Executive Mosaic team in tandem with online nominations from the GovCon community. Representing the best of the private and public sector, the winners demonstrate superior leadership, innovation, reliability, achievement and vision.

Visit the Wash100 site to learn about the other 99 winners of the 2019 Wash100 Award. On the site, you can submit your 10 votes for the GovCon executives of consequence that you believe will have the most significant impact in 2019.

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