Solving the Cyber Workforce Shortage Forum

Solving the Cyber Workforce Shortage Forum


On any given day in Maryland, more than 20,000 cybersecurity jobs stand vacant, and the Fort Meade region is no exception. The profound and persistent shortage of skilled cybersecurity workers means that thousands of local technology companies – along with the Agencies and Commands at Fort George G. Meade – face heightened challenges while trying to execute their mission of protecting the country.

After extensive work, in September 2020, the Fort Meade Alliance released “Top Challenges in Acquiring CS/IT Talent in the Fort Meade Region,” a white paper identifying the key challenges in Cybersecurity/Information Technology (CS/IT) education and workforce development. Our Feb. 23 forum is an opportunity to presents the challenges, existing solutions and discuss remaining gaps while engaging stakeholders in further discussions and actions to make a difference in the region.

Keynote remarks will be provided by Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III, President, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Dr. Freeman Hrabowski III is an American educator, advocate, and mathematician. Since 1992, he has served as president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), where he has been credited with transforming UMBC from a commuter college into a nationally-recognized institution noted for research and innovation. MORE

There is no fee to attend.