DoD Cyber Scholarship Program

The DoD Cyber Scholarship Program (DoD CySP) is both a scholarship program for the DoD, and a capacity building tool for the nation. The program is a result of commitment from DoD and Congress to support higher education as a means to prepare the DoD workforce to deal with threats against the Department’s critical information system and networks. The DoD CySP is sponsored by the DoD Chief Information Office and administered by the National Security Agency (NSA). The objectives of the program are to promote higher education in all disciplines of cybersecurity, to enhance the Department’s ability to recruit and retain cyber and IT specialists, to increase the number of military and civilian personnel in the DoD with this expertise, and ultimately, to enhance the nation’s cyber posture.

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Cyber Information Technology Exchange Program

CITEP provides a unique opportunity for DoD Components and private sector organizations to share best practices, gain a better understanding of cross-sector information technology operations and challenges, and partner to address these challenges. In addition, CITEP can be used to enhance the Information Technology (IT) and Cybersecurity (IT/Cybersecurity) competencies and technical skills of employees from the DoD civilian information technology workforce and their peers from the private sector.

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Cyber Workforce Rotational Program

The Cyber Workforce Rotational Program (CWRP) pilot is a customized program, available to civilian employees (GG-11 to GG-15) aligned to Defense Cyber Workforce (DCWF) roles within the Cyber Excepted Service (CES) DoD Components. The CWRP’s purpose is to broaden and enhance the CES workforce’s cyber skills through structured rotational experiences within the larger cyber community. The CWRP is the first dedicated enterprise-level DoD cyber program investing in the development of CES personnel through structured rotational assignments.

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Cyber Excepted Service

The DoD Cyber Excepted Service (CES) is an enterprise-wide approach for managing civilian cyber professionals across DoD. CES is aligned to both Title 10 and Title 5 provisions in that it offers flexibilities for the recruitment, retention, and development of cyber professionals. Section 1599f of Title 10, Chapter 81, U.S.C. authorized the Department of Defense (DoD) to establish the Cyber Excepted Service (CES) personnel system as an Enterprise-wide approach for managing civilian cyber professionals.

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Defense Cyber Workforce Framework

The DoD Cyber Workforce Framework establishes the DoD’s authoritative lexicon based on the work an individual is performing, not their position titles, occupational series, or designator.The DCWF describes the work performed by the full spectrum of the cyber workforce as defined in DoD Directive (DoDD) 8140.01. The DCWF leverages the original National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (NCWF) and the DoD Joint Cyberspace Training and Certification Standards (JCT&CS).

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