Cyber Workforce
The Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Assessment Act

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 (civilian positions by April 2018 and military positions by September 2018). DoD policy guidance for civilian positions is currently under development and is expected to be issued in the May-June 2017 timeframe. Military guidance will be issued in September 2017. The DoD Cyber Workforce Framework is the Department’s standardized cyber workforce lexicon of work roles that will be used for coding positions. This coding effort will be used to support a number of DoD-wide workforce management and workforce planning activities. For example, it can be used to develop role-based training, facilitate supply and demand analyses, develop targeted recruitment and retention strategies, and develop horizontal and vertical career paths.