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Former DHS cyber leader warns of grave workforce impacts from shutdown

January 09, 2019 |
Charlie Mitchell
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A former top cybersecurity official at DHS is warning that the ongoing partial government shutdown is having substantial impacts on the government's cyber workforce, ranging from sinking morale to new openings for the private sector to lure away trained federal workers.

“[Cyber] training stops, you can't replace workers who retire, and 'on-boarding' stops because you can't do security checks for new employees,” said Phil Reitinger, president and CEO of the Global Cyber Alliance and former cyber chief at the Department...

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