USA, national Cyber Academy to face the growing threats

The proposal of Senator Dem. Gillibrand to push the university training of experts of which there is a strong shortage. To encourage young people to convert their study costs into five years of service in public agencies in the sector 03 Jun 2022 Veronica Balocco

Establish a "national academy for computer education" aimed at training experts who know how to deal with cyber aggression from countries such as China and Russia. This is the proposal put forward by the columns of the weekly Newsweek by US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Democratic Party who sits on the Armed Services and Intelligence committees of the House of Representatives, who spoke of "a national cyber-academy" that "wants to be a call to action of young Americans, to ask them to serve the United States in the computer domain". The weekly mentions a report by the company Cyberseek according to which almost 600 thousand professional positions in the cybersecurity sector remain vacant in the country. Index of topics • The proposal inspired a dl of 1944 • Pentagon approval The proposal inspired by a dl of 1944 Gillibrand's proposal draws inspiration from the G.I. bill of 1944, designed to allocate concrete aid to veterans returning from the Second World War: specifically, the senator would like to strengthen national cybersecurity by offering young people university-level training and remission of student debt in exchange for five years of service in public agencies in the sector. The difference with respect to the G.I law would be the extension of the provision to civilians not interested in the military career and the related physical requirements. "As with the armed forces, this would be another way of getting state-of-the-art training with zero debt," said Gillibrand, who already last year managed to include provisions for a feasibility report of the proposal in the defense budget. "After four years of college and five years of working in a role for the U.S. government, they will be among the most talented and well-trained people looking for work."

"One of the biggest challenges we have in the future is to protect the nation from a cyberattack and be able to win a cyber war if it ever starts," she said. Pentagon approval Russell Goemaere, a spokesman for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, told Newsweek that the Pentagon sees the cyber workforce as a key part of the nation's security. He said a National Cyber Academy could play an important role in attracting talent to the federal government and protecting the nation's interests. "The United States faces persistent and increasingly sophisticated malicious cyber campaigns that threaten the public sector, the private sector, and ultimately the security and privacy of the American people," Goemaere said. "The U.S. federal government competes for the same limited supply of cyberspace talent as the private sector does, and often cannot compete for that talent based on higher compensation and workspace flexibility offered by the industry." "Instead of fighting for limited resources, the creation of a National cyber academy composed of regional educational campuses and existing higher education institutions would help alleviate this shortage by growing the pool of cyber talent," he added.