House bill sets stage for fast-tracking Army, Air Force cyber officers

By Sebastian Sprenger / May 24, 2016 at 8:00 AM
House lawmakers have passed fiscal year 2017 defense-policy legislation that calls on the Army and Air Force to start pilot programs for recruiting cyber-savvy professionals as commissioned officers. The proposal is included in an amendment by Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-CA), which the House passed May 18 as part of the 277-147 floor vote on the bill. The provision is meant to combat a shortage of qualified cyber-warriors in the military services, offering the option of receiving "original appointments as commissioned...

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