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The U.S. Government Wants 6,000 New 'Cyberwarriors' by 2016

The government is out to recruit an army of cyberwarriors
The U.S. Government Wants 6,000 New 'Cyberwarriors' by 2016
Illustration by Hisashi Okawa

The Pentagon plans to triple its cybersecurity staff by 2016, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced recently.

A few days later, FBI Supervisory Special Agent Charles Gilgen said at a conference on cybercrime that his agency’s cyber division plans to hire 1,000 agents and 1,000 analysts in the coming year.