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Background Information
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The Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Assessment Act (FCWAA) of 2015 (contained in Public Law 114-113) requires the coding of filled and vacant cyber positions across the Federal Government.:
(a) identifying the percentage of IT, cybersecurity, and cyber-related personnel who currently hold industry-recognized certifications;
(b) outlining the preparedness level of cyber-performing personnel without existing credentials to pass certification exams; and
(c) defining a strategy for mitigating any identified gaps with training and certification.
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This illustrative mapping of certifications includes mappings developed by the Health and Human Services Office of Information Security (OIS) which sits within the Department's Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) with feedback provided by the staff from HHS OpDivs and StaffDivs. Please note that this roster of industry-recognized certifications has been compiled based on is not exhaustive prescriptive. This mapping matrix does not promote or endorse any specific vendor or certification.
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References:
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Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Assessment Act (FCWAA) of 2015 (contained in Public Law 114-113)
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Guidance for Assigning New Cybersecurity Codes to Positions with Information Technology, Cybersecurity, and Cyber-Related Functions
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Identifying Agency Point of Contact for Cybersecurity Position Coding
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Next Steps in Implementing the Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Assessment Act
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Guidance for Identifying, Addressing and Reporting Cybersecurity Work Roles of Critical Need
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Preliminary Report on Agency Cybersecurity Work Roles of Critical Need due August 31, 2018
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File Date:3/26/2019 (updated column headers to reflect current NICE Framework components)
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