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Chris Inglis: Digital Literacy Among Personnel Who Interact With Cyber Space Critical

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Chris Inglis
Chris Inglis

Chris Inglis, a commissioner on the Cyberspace Solarium Commission and former deputy director of the National Security Agency (NSA), said ensuring digital literacy and critical thinking skills among employees with cyber space interaction is vital, FCW reported Wednesday. 

"So what we're speaking about is, how do we invest sufficient education for purposes of realizing our expectations and aspirations in cyberspace, not merely the important but narrower discipline of cybersecurity," Inglis said Tuesday at an Intelligence and National Security Alliance-hosted event. 

He noted that educators, lawyers and other individuals involved in other disciplines should have additional training when it comes to the use of digital infrastructure in their work. Inglis also cited the need to streamline the transfer of employees between the federal government and private sector. 

“At the end of the day, we still have a federal government that has a complex, uneven and stovepipe system that's difficult to navigate, sets up underlaps, creates haves and have-nots and creates unhealthy competitions," Inglis said. 

“So the question at the end of the day is: what do we do to take advantage of those enormous strengths that are unfortunately stove piped and move forward not simply for the benefit of the federal government, but for the nation writ large.”