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BGOV Bill Summary: H.R. 6824, Federal Cybersecurity Competition

May 13, 2022, 9:29 PM

The President’s Cup Cybersecurity Competition for the federal cybersecurity workforce would be codified under H.R. 6824.

Three competitions have been held to date under authority provided by a 2019 executive order, with another planned for this year.

Under the bill, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) would be formally authorized to hold a competition awarding financial prizes for demonstrating offensive and defensive cyber operations using skills including those outlined in the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education Framework.

Federal civilian employees and uniformed service members could participate in the competition as individuals or in teams to demonstrate ...

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