House Republicans Propose Plan to Create Cyber Defense Jobs


Lawmakers push for more cyber security positions

Members of Congress recently outlined an agenda that aims to create more defense jobs in the technology sector.

According to Bloomberg, House Republicans unveiled a multi-faceted plan that is designed to protect the U.S. from cyber attacks, which have become an increasingly prominent threat to national security. Individuals who accept intelligence jobs or positions with the Defense Security Service (DSS) are highly skilled and typically require a security clearance.

However, some GOP Congressmen are concerned that President Barack Obama's administration has not placed enough emphasis on cyber defense programs. As a result, the House Republican Technology Working Group proposed its plan - which includes passing pending trade agreements, updating the tax code and reforming the immigration system - to create more defense jobs.

"The technology sector is on the front line of our country’s efforts to create new jobs, and they are concerned about the policies they are seeing coming out of Washington," House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) was quoted as saying.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the responsibilities of certain defense professionals, such as computer security specialists, have expanded in recent years. Some of these officials are expected to prevent computer system breaches and respond to cyber attacks.