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FCW : January 2013
26 January 2013 FCW.COM 2013 OUTLOOK the workforce is essentially on the job. There are education opportunities, but you have to gain this experience through practice, through real-world applications." And don t expect the most experienced workers, who are retiring in waves, to help, Chvotkin warned. They "aren t going to hang around even as mentors or knowledge work- ers." The lack of skilled and well trained employees and the focus on increased capabilities have combined to create some deeply ingrained problems, said Jaime Gracia, president and CEO of Seville Government Consulting. And pay freezes, furloughs and other measures that make the government a less attractive employer only add to the woes, Chvotkin said. "When you look at what the government has to offer other than being at the leading edge of some policy or operational issues, government time after time after time shows up to be not an employer of choice for those people with highly marketable skills," he said. acute crisis in knowledge and capabilities that s going to get worse before it gets better. What [do] I see at the end of the tunnel? I see that tunnel collapsing right now." CYBERSECURITY REJOINING THE BATTLE ON CAPITOL HILL 2012 was an eventful year in the world of cybersecurity, to say the least. High-pro le cyberattacks, multiple failed attempts to pass legislation, and the continuing buildup of the U.S. Cyber Command and military cyber capabilities are just a few of 2012 s most important cyber-related events. Experts and insiders almost unanimously pointed to a handful of prominent attacks around the world as de ning moments in the year s cyber landscape. The Shamoon virus unleashed on Saudi Arabia s state oil company destroyed 30,000 computers, an unprecedented occurrence in cyber warfare. Before that, the release of New York Times reporter David Sanger s book "Confront and Conceal: Obama s Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power" unveiled the United States involvement in the development and release of Stuxnet --- itself a crucial affair with reverberations far beyond the con nes of cyberspace. "With the publication of this book, you essentially had a play-by-play of how this went from idea to effect," said Rich- ard Bejtlich, chief security of cer at Mandiant. "It revealed how having a piece of code [could] not just disrupt a com- puter or steal information but actually have a physical effect to destroy machinery and while doing so have a major inter- national relations event. Now that we know, more or less, that the U.S. and its ally Israel were involved in creating Stuxnet, other countries have a tool they can use when discussing cybersecurity relations with the U.S." Meanwhile, the cybersecurity discussion continued to churn. On Capitol Hill, ongoing battles over the best way to legislate cybersecurity resulted in gridlock. An execu- tive order came to be seen as the best short-term solution, but nobody believed it was a good substitute for compre- hensive legislation, and the battle in Congress is certain to resume in 2013. "I think we ll see some legislation coming out of Congress this year," said Charles Croom, vice president of cybersecu- rity solutions at Lockheed Martin and former director of the Defense Information Systems Agency. "It ll probably take the executive order and put some of that into law, and take parts of existing proposed legislation and put that into law as well. Things everyone seems to agree on --- research and development, education, information sharing, critical infrastructure protection --- those will be topics at hand that will at least get into proposed legislation. The hard part will continue to be how much to regulate versus incentivize." At the Defense Department, the services are continuing "THE REAL CATASTROPHE WILL BE IF WE DON'T GET THE NEWER GENERATION OF PROCUREMENT OFFICIALS ENOUGH TRAINING AROUND NEW TECHNOLOGIES." --- LISA MASCOLO, OPTIMOS Mascolo offered a contrarian view, saying the retirement wave might be less of a concern than some believe. Much of the expertise those retirees take away is obsolete any- way, she said. "The real catastrophe will be if we don t get the newer generation of procurement of cials enough training around new technologies and knowing how to use these emerging methodologies to deal with the other challenges," she said. Although the problems are widely recognized and not subject to much dispute, a solution in 2013 seems unlikely. "We re certainly seeing progress, but we need to see a lot more progress rapidly as it relates to technologies and using newer methodologies," Mascolo said. "It s a very dif cult environment because the past 10 years have been very dif cult," Gracia said. "There is an