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House passes legislation directing agencies to limit formal education requirements for cyber jobs

By Sara Friedman / October 3, 2023

The House has advanced legislation from House Oversight cyber subcommittee Chairwoman Nancy Mace (R-SC) to remove educational barriers for cyber jobs in the federal government.

The bill establishes two education requirements for agencies that are hiring individuals in cybersecurity positions. It was approved Monday in a 394-1 vote on the House floor.

First the bill says, “an agency may prescribe a minimum educational requirement for employment in such a position only if a minimum education qualification is required by...

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