CyberWarrior, a national cybersecurity skills training leader based in Boston, has been awarded $1 million from the federal government’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to develop cyber workforce training programs. This first-of-a-kind award from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) will focus on the unemployed and underemployed, underserved communities in urban and rural areas including veterans, military spouses, women, and people of color. The program will offer a 28-week bootcamp with 800 training hours focused on increasing diversity and retention in the cybersecurity profession.

“Addressing the cyber workforce shortage requires us to proactively seek out, find, and foster prospective talent from nontraditional places,” said CISA Director Jen Easterly. “CISA is dedicated to recruiting and training individuals from all areas and all backgrounds with the aptitude and attitude to succeed in this exciting field. It’s not just the right thing to do; it’s the smart thing to do – for the mission and the country: We’re best positioned to solve the cyber challenges facing our nation when we have a diverse range of thought bringing every perspective to the problem.”

Layoffs Impacting the Cleared Industry


Cerner has supported the Department of Veteran Affairs’ and DoD Electronic Health Records modernization programs. According to reports, the company has plans to layoff 150 employees in November. Cerner has made strides in making the systems at the VA and DoD interoperable to streamline the process between time of service and retirement.

Hiring impacting the Cleared Industry


The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) just launched the Cybersecurity Talent Management System (CTMS) – a new personnel system that will enable DHS to more effectively recruit, develop, and retain our Nation’s top cybersecurity professionals. Back in July, DHS made cyber history by onboarding nearly 300 cybersecurity professionals, with another 500 offers going out the door. DHS remains committed to growing its cyber workforce. The CTMS will be used to fill high-priority jobs at CISA and the DHS Office of the CIO.

“The DHS Cybersecurity Talent Management System fundamentally re-imagines how the Department hires, develops, and retains top-tier and diverse cybersecurity talent,” said Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas. “As our Nation continues to face an evolving threat landscape, we cannot rely only on traditional hiring tools to fill mission-critical vacancies. This new system will enable our Department to better compete for cybersecurity professionals and remain agile enough to meet the demands of our critical cybersecurity mission.”

The new CTMS will enable DHS to grow at their desired aggressive pace in 2022, with the goal of bringing in another 150 federal employees in the new year. With so many current vacancies and a tight cyber labor market, DHS expects the CTMS to play a critical role in finding the right talent for those openings.

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Opportunity to Watch

BAE Systems has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim), a global software developer of simulation training solutions for military organizations. Over the coming months, the company will undertake the customary regulatory and pre-closing activities necessary to complete this type of international transaction.
Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Orlando, FL, BISim has more than 325 employees, including in the United States, UK, Australia, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia. Using the latest game-based technology, the experienced BISim team of engineers develops high-fidelity, cost-effective training and simulation software products and components to meet the growing demand for defense applications.
With the successful completion of this acquisition, BAE Systems customers would have access to the company’s extensive and proven system integration experience complemented by BISim’s innovative training products and solutions to enhance military readiness for the U.S. and our allies.

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Jillian Hamilton has worked in a variety of Program Management roles for multiple Federal Government contractors. She has helped manage projects in training and IT. She received her Bachelors degree in Business with an emphasis in Marketing from Penn State University and her MBA from the University of Phoenix.