DynCorp International has partnered with the U.S. Army Reserve in their Cyber Private Public Partnership Program. The program aims to address the need for experts in the cyber domain by enhancing soldiers’ development and retention in this field.
“The demand for these cyber security professionals and cyber experienced Soldiers far outpaces the current inventory,” said Lt. Gen. Jeffery Talley, Chief of United States Army Reserve.
As part of this partnership, DI will help encourage the exploration of cyber initiatives by providing Army personnel and veterans with applicable employment opportunities. The program will also support soldiers by enhancing their skills, education and training to develop mission-ready professionals who can match their military and civilian career with continuous education opportunities at top tier regional schools. DI is working closely with Drexel University to identify mutually beneficial opportunities.
Satisfying the Need for Cybersecurity Professionals
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) identified cybersecurity as one of six federal workforce occupations facing mission-critical skills gaps, business and industry face similar shortages. According to a recent GAO report, an estimated 40,000 cyber security professionals are needed just to satisfy the government’s demand.
Commitment to Supporting Military Personnel and Veterans
DynCorp International’s support of U.S. military personnel has earned the Company, as well as several of its team members recognition such as Service Member Patriot Awards.
DI also recognizes the experience and dedication that veterans contribute to our business as team members and business partners. Victory Media has selected DI as one of the nation’s Top 100 Military-Friendly Employers® for eight years in a row and DI also earned a spot on Military Times’ 2014 list of “Best for Vets” employers.
About the Army Reserve Private Public Partnership Office
The Army Reserve Private Public Partnership Office builds and enhances mutually beneficial partnerships between the civilian and military communities. This is accomplished by developing a supportive environment for Soldiers, Veterans, and Family members striving to create and enhance career and training opportunities.