February 27, 2024
House passes legislation directing agencies to limit formal education requirements for cyber jobs
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...