Interagency Federal Cyber Career Pathways Initiative Megan Caposell
Interagency Federal Cyber Career Pathways Initiative Megan Caposell - Chris Paris - Matt Isnor NICE Conference 2020
Interagency Federal Cyber Career Pathways Initiative WHO? Working Group of cyber workforce representatives from the 24 CFO Act Federal agencies. WHAT? - A standard Federal career pathway framework unique to each NICE Framework Work Role. An interactive cyber career pathway tool available to the public. WHY? - Merge disparate efforts. Standardize implementation of the NICE Framework Recruit, retain, and develop the cyber workforce of the future Foster the Federal Government’s brand as a competitive and desirable employer for cyber talent.
WG Participants & Benefits Decentralized Model • 7 Technical SMEs @ 16 hours / work role • 3 Cyber Workforce Managers @ 40 hours / work role Centralized Model • 7 Technical SMEs @ 16 hours / work role • 3 Cyber Workforce Managers @ 40 hour / work role X 52 Work Roles X 24 Agencies X 52 work roles = X 24 Agencies 1 Interagency WG • 290 k hours of SME / WF Manager Time = • 12 k hours of SME / WF Manager Time X $56/hour (est. GS-14, Step 1) = Total Federal-wide spend = $16. 2 M 21 of 24 CFO Act D/As Total Federal-wide spend = $675 k Cost Avoidance: $15. 5 M and 278 k hours of effort
Federal Wide Standards This structure will enable reciprocity while enhancing interoperability and cyber readiness. Organizational Requirements Components will be expected to additional requirements to enhance readiness based on environment specific factors. Federal Baseline Requirements ENTERPRISE (Government) Aligned to Work Role(s) Enterprise Baseline Requirements Aligned to OCC Series Establish enterprise baseline standards and requirements according to OPM Occupational Series requirements • Pathways offer Work Role-specific requirements atop existing occupational series requirements. • Specific to each Work Role, the Pathways provide: Core Tasks Core KSAs Core Competencies CAREER PATHWAYS FUNCTIONAL OWNERS (D/A) Mission Requirements
Cyber Workforce Skill Communities § The Interagency Federal Cyber Career Pathways Working Group developed the concept of skill communities that depict the alignment of similar skills falling within the cyber workforce.
Cyber Workforce Skill Communities
In the last year… NICE Conference USDA Cyber Expo Launched WG 751 541 802 611 801 711 411 July 641 August 511 805 621 September 732 804 531 October November 622 441 632 212 731 652 December January February 461 612 ACT-IAC ELC V 1 Career Path Tool Fed Cyber WF Summit 421 March 521 April May 671 OPM PD/JOA WG 651 June 712 211 451 722 422 221 431 752 July 803 661 CIOC WF Committee August
On the horizon… V 1 Career Path Tool CIOC Brief USDA Cyber Security Expo NICE K-12 Conference CCP-WG Report August September October November December CCP Website CHCOC Brief ACT-IAC EWF COI Brief NICE Conference January CCP Playbooks February CPPT v 2 March April May
Career Pathways Cyber Defense Analyst (511) Role Overview • Description • Occupational Series • Pairings • Related Titles • General Schedule Progression & Mobility • On / Off Ramps Cyber Defense Analyst (511) Core Tasks Core KSAs Core Competencies Task Permutations Task to KSA Mapping Suggested Qualifications • Education • Certifications
Career Pathways Archives 31 WR 4 WR 651 WR 732 WR 711 WR 421 WR 612 WR 752 461 WR WR 511 WR 805 WR 611 WR 521 WR 722
Career Pathways Tool
Future Plans v 1 • Cyber Skill Communities and their alignment to work roles • Relational views between work roles and the ability to compare roles based on overlapping Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Tasks (KSAT) • Core KSAT Future Releases • Alignment to Federal Occupational Series • Related functional and position titles • On/Off Ramps, as well as Pairings to other work roles • Suggested Training and Certifications • Core Competencies • Core Task Behavioral Indicators at Foundational, Intermediate, and Advanced proficiency levels
Who Benefits? Human Capital Talent Acquisition, Classifiers, L&D, Workforce Developers • PD Classification • JOAs • Recruitment & Outreach • Candidate Assessment Employers Hiring Managers, Supervisors • Workforce Planning & Analytics Educators / Career Counselors • PD Development • Learning Objectives • Candidate Assessment • Curriculum Development • Role Alignment & Expectations • Work Role-based Skills Assessments • Training and Professional Development Programs • Skills Readiness Assessments Academia Experienced Professionals Cyber and Non-Cyber Working Professionals • Streamlined Education & Qualification Paths Early Career Professionals Students (HS & College) / Recent Gra • Career Discovery • Career Progression & Mobility • Resume Writing • Upskilling / Reskilling • Streamlined Education & Qualification Paths • Individual Development Plans
Phase 2 Initiatives • Community and Work Role Learning Objectives • Work Role-based Interview Questions • Criteria and Requirements for Aptitude / Skills-based Assessments What additional cyber workforce related challenges would you want the interagency Working Group to address?
New News… • CIO Council Blog Post • Publication of Career Pathways • Do. D Cyber Exchange Website • NICCS Cyber Career Pathways Tool • NIST NICE Working Group-developed Pathways are publicly accessible on the Do. D Cyber Exchange website: https: //public. cyber. mil/cw/ccp.
Stay Connected Christopher. [email protected]. gov Megan. [email protected]. dhs. gov Matthew. M. Isnor. [email protected]. mil Do. D Cyber Exchange: https: //public. cyber. mil/cw/ccp NICCS Cyber Career Pathways Tool: https: //niccs. cisa. gov/workforce-development/cyber-career-pathways Federal Government OMB Max Portal: https: //community. max. gov/x/u. J 37 YQ