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About Cyber Workforce Management

The Office of Cyber Workforce Management (CWM) creates capabilities to identify, develop and maintain an agile and effective cyber workforce to meet both VA and Federal level strategic and cyber priorities. CWM works with Federal stakeholders to develop baseline requirements, resources, and capabilities that promote the strength and maturity of the federal cyber workforce; analyzes the VA cyber workforce in order to make data-informed decisions; cultivates VA learning and development programs to reskill and upskill the cyber workforce to adapt to constantly changing demands; provides critical cyber stakeholder outreach relative to cyber careers, capabilities and initiatives, to promote education and engagement.

Our work is primarily centered around building capabilities to improve recruitment, retention, and development of the Cyber Workforce as identified by the NICE Framework.

Our office is responsible for:

  • Defining and identifying Cyber Workforce needs through identification of critical roles and workforce gaps.
  • Designing and implementing a VA Cyber Workforce Management program, including a planning capability and framework for standard definitions and role descriptions aligned to the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.
  • Developing programs and qualifications to enable recruiting, developing, and retaining of highly skilled cyber professionals through strategic sourcing, learning and development, and implementing continuous growth opportunities.

Our office is not responsible for:

  • Payroll, Pension and Benefits
  • Staffing and Staffing Modelsv
  • Personnel Records
  • Performance Management and Evaluation
  • Recruiting and Hiring
  • Training and Development

Did you know?

While the office is not responsible for the previously mentioned topic areas, our work, specifically in Workforce Analysis and Planning, does influence them. Learn more about this focus area.

Page last updated on September 21, 2021

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