U.S. Sen. Gillibrand announces expansion of Cyber Service Academy

The senator says a current cyber worker shortage leaves New Yorkers vulnerable to cyber-attacks.

Adolfo Carrion

Dec 19, 2023, 10:42 PM

Updated 214 days ago

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U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand announced the expansion of the Cyber Service Academy scholarship program, which aims to address a widespread shortage in government cyber personnel.  
The senator says this shortage leaves New Yorkers vulnerable to cyber-attacks, and says the program will develop a talented cyber workforce by giving applicants a free college education.  
“Cyber-attacks targeting New Yorkers are up more than 50%,” said Gillibrand. “In 2022, nearly 40,000 positions remain unfilled, and nearly half of the federal employees are 50 or older.” 
The Department of Defense claims that they will hand out a minimum of 1,000 scholarships by 2026.


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