Estimates indicate there is a global
shortage of approximately 3 million desperately needed cybersecurity
professionals, including nearly half a million in North America. The federal
government faces serious challenges in this competition.
Agencies often cannot offer the same top salaries and benefits that Silicon
Valley uses to entice and to retain employees. Congress needs to look ahead
and plan for long-term solutions to ensure that we always have a strong
competitive pool of cybersecurity talent to draw on.