DOD, IC leaders push for diversity in IT workforce
Leaders from the Department of Defense and intelligence community Thursday emphasized the need for a diverse workforce in support of national security.
CISO Jack Wilmer pointed to improving diversity as one of DOD’s greatest workforce needs in defending the military and nation against cybersecurity threats.
Within the intelligence community, there’s the same need for diversity, said Sherry Van Sloun, acting assistant director of national intelligence for human capital.
“Diversity in thought, diversity in culture, diversity in experiences is critical” to the national intelligence mission, she said.