Cyber workforce forum gathers in Charm City

Tuesday - 2/8/2011, 8:30am EST

Cybersecurity is a growth industry, but the industry needs a workforce. The Baltimore Business Journal reports that the nation's experts from government and industry are gathering in Baltimore today to find a way to create a future cyber workforce. Johns Hopkins University is hosting the Fort Meade Alliance Education and Workforce Development Forum called "CyberSecurity: Key to the Future." Officials from Cyber Command, the National Security Agency, Homeland Security, Johns Hopkins and others are slated to attend today's session. Also, vendors like Booz Allen Hamilton, SAIC, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman will be there looking to hire hundreds of skilled workers.

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