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Oct
28

NIST awards three-year grant for cybersecurity jobs ‘heat map’

From: FedScoop

IT trade group CompTIA will receive $249,000 in the first year year of the project to illustrate the geography of cybersecurity job vacancies. The map is expected to come out in late 2016.

By Whitney Blair Wyckoff

The National Institute of Standards and Technology announced Tuesday it awarded a three-year grant to the IT trade group CompTIA to create a “heat map” of cybersecurity jobs.

Under the grant, CompTIA will work with job market analytics and research firm Burning Glass Technologies to conduct research and develop a way to illustrate the supply and demand of cybersecurity workers across the country. CompTIA will receive $249,000 in the first year for the effort through NIST’s National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education. Subsequent funding is based on the availability of appropriated funds but is expected to be $469,000, according to a NIST spokeswoman.

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