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New DoD Cyber Workforce Strategy (2023-2027)

As a follow-up to two recent DAU LOG Blog posts ( “Life Cycle Logistics Workforce Cybersecurity Competencies”, (February 17, 2023) and “DoD Cybersecurity Reference Architecture Version 5.0” (…

New DoD Cyber Workforce Strategy (2023-2027)

New DoD Cyber Workforce Strategy (2023-2027)
Bill Kobren
As a follow-up to two recent DAU LOG Blog posts ( “Life Cycle Logistics Workforce Cybersecurity Competencies”, (February 17, 2023) and “DoD Cybersecurity Reference Architecture Version 5.0” (February 23, 2023), wanted to make life cycle logistics, product support, and sustainment community member aware that the Department has issued a new 2023-2027 DOD Cyber Workforce Strategy along with the February 15, 2023 DoD Manual 8140.03 Cyberspace Workforce Qualification and Management Program.

According to the Deputy Secretary of Defense in her foreword to the new strategy, “the Department of Defense's (DoD) cyber workforce plays a prominent role in safeguarding our Nation against current and future threats. To ensure the DoD deploys an agile, capable, and ready cyber workforce, the Office of the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer (DoD CIO) created the 2023-2027 DoD Cyber Workforce Strategy. This strategy establishes a unified direction for DoD cyber workforce management and, as the cyber domain continues to expand, the inclusion of emerging technology workforces. This strategy also provides a roadmap for how the cyber workforce will grow and adapt to guarantee our Nation's security.”

The DEPSECDEF goes on to say, “more specifically, this strategy enables the Department to stay ahead of workforce trends by applying standardized workforce analysis tools and processes; continuing to develop cyber personnel to meet current and future requirements; championing the utilization of workforce related authorities in non-traditional ways; and building strategic relationships in support of growing, diversifying, and strengthening the cyber workforce. This strategy will be followed by a cyber workforce implementation plan to ensure that the strategy's talent identification, recruitment, development, retention, and management objectives are achieved. The successful implementation of the Cyber Workforce strategy will help the Department recruit and maintain the most talented, diverse, and dominant cyber workforce in the world.”