Friday, October 02, 2009

Good Time to be a Geek

According to this story by Lolita C. Baldor in The Washington Post today, the Department of Homeland Security may hire up to 1,000 “cyber experts” over the next three years.

“Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who made the announcement on Thursday, said the hiring plan reflects the Obama administration's commitment to improving cyber security. The move gives DHS officials far greater flexibility to hire whom they want, outside of more stringent federal guidelines. And it will also allow more latitude in pay.”

Coupled with the previous announcement that the Department of Defense “cyber command” will most likely be located at Fort Meade, there is a pretty good chance that many up these jobs will be located in our area.

I really should have paid more attention in my math classes.