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White House looks to eliminate college degree requirements for cyber jobs with federal contractors

January 16, 2024


The new National Cyber Director Harry Coker, in his first public remarks since starting the job in December, said that the White House intends “to reduce unnecessary barriers” federal contractors face in filling cybersecurity jobs, like requirements for four-year college degrees.

“To secure our nation’s cyberspace, we need to make cyber jobs more available and attainable for groups that traditionally haven’t been recruited,” he said in remarks at the Community College of Baltimore County on Thursday.

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