Runs a competition
The US government
desperately needs 10,000 geeks to help its cyber security efforts and has
decided to run a competition to find recruits.
James Christy, director of
future exploration at the Defense Cyber Crime Center and a former security
officer in the Air Force is conducting a national competition and talent
search to find 10,000 security experts for the entire
government. Originally the government was planning a national cyber Olympics,
however this idea has been scaled back a bit.
In fact the whole
initiative has been scaled back with entries only allowed from the US
continent because organisers can't afford to fly geeks from Alaska and
Hawaii for the finals. The competitions involve developing tools and
techniques for cyber security and hacking.