Cyber Excepted Service

Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Dennis A. Crall, Joint Staff J6 Director and the Joint Staff’s Chief Information Officer, welcomes attendees to the JADC2 Data Summit at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., and highlights the importance of the event in setting the stage for Joint data standards, Jan. 26, 2021.

DOD grapples with the future of its cyber workforce

"I think the divide between the need is growing compared to what we’re able to fulfill. I’m not sure we’re closing the gap, and time is ticking…
Brigadier General Dennis A. Crall, Chief Information Officer of the Marine Corps, speaks to Marines during the 8412 Symposium at the Davis Conference Center aboard MacDill Air Force Base Tampa, Florida, Aug. 23, 2017. The Symposium brought all career recruiters together to provide information, develop updated recruiting products, and conduct sustainment training for the professional development of 6MCD’s Career Recruiting force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jack A. E. Rigsby)

DOD needs to staff up to hire Cyber Excepted Service personnel, officials say

The Department of Defense finally has the plan and the authority to more quickly hire cyberwarriors — now it just lacks a dedicated staff big enough to…