S. 2256, Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Expansion Act

New from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).

August 28, 2023 – Cost Estimate.


S. 2256 would require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to establish a cybersecurity apprenticeship program to recruit and hire people to perform information technology and cybersecurity roles for the department. DHS also would provide apprentices with training courses and career development materials.

In addition, S. 2256 would require DHS to establish a program to provide cybersecurity training without charge to veterans who are eligible for education benefits administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Text of S. 2256, Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Expansion Act.


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