The House voted 410-15 to pass the Federal Rotational Cyber Workforce Program Act. The bill would create a rotational program that lets external cybersecurity professionals temporarily work at various federal agencies to help train existing employees. Proponents of the bill say it would enhance the cyber skillset of government workers.
- The Office of Personnel Management would oversee the program.
- The bill passed in the Senate in 2019 but wasn't voted upon in the House.
- An updated version that matches the House bill was introduced in the Senate in April.
In related news:
- The House unanimously passed the K-12 Cybersecurity Act.
- The bill would mandate the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to evaluate the cyber risks posed to schools and develop tools that enable them to protect themselves.
- The Senate approved the bill in August, and it now heads to President Biden's desk.