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.

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.

Cyber Workforce Rotational Program

The Cyber Workforce Rotational Program (CWRP) pilot is a customized program, available to civilian employees (GS-11 to GS-15 or equivalent) aligned to DoD Cyber Workforce (DCWF) roles within DoD Components. The CWRP’s purpose is to broaden and enhance the DoD 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 DoD personnel through structured rotational assignments.