Re: Only for those with clearances
Unfortunately, there is no short-term solution for the gap between workforce preparedness (including the clearance process) and the cyber professional's ability to enter the government workforce. (ISC)2 representatives, along with others from Dept. of Labor, the contracting community, and universities recently participated in a roundtable discussion about this very topic in order to collectively work through this and other related issues. Currently, the students who we see making the transition into the government workforce are supported by programs such as the NSF Scholarship for Service or NSA's Centers of Academic Excellence. Even then, the path is not without its challenges and delays. Without accelerating the clearance process on the government's side, we will continue to see a stalemate. The recent clearance investigations resulting from the Edward Snowden incident have certainly not helped advance the process.