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Cyber Security

The Department of Defense has authority to implement a cyber security workforce using a special Schedule A hiring authority in specific cases, including when there is a critical hiring need or when there are special jobs that need to be filled. Schedule A authority allows job seekers to be considered for these jobs without traditional competitive procedures but do require unique cyber security skills and knowledge to perform special functions such as:

  • Cyber risk and strategic analysis
  • Incident handling and malware/vulnerability analysis
  • Program management
  • Distributed control systems security
  • Cyber incident response
  • Cyber exercise facilitation and management


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