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Mastercard and Microsoft launch 'talent initiative' to boost cyber workforce

April 09, 2019 |
Maggie Miller
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Mastercard, Microsoft, Workday, and the non-profit Partnership for Public Service today launched the “Cybersecurity Talent Initiative,” a project designed to funnel college graduates with cyber-related degrees to work for federal agencies for two years, prior to joining the private sector and receiving grants to pay back student loans.

Participants selected for the program will be assigned to work at agencies including the departments of Defense, Energy, and Health and Human Services; the CIA; the Federal Elections Commission; and the...

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