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Critical Infrastructure Protection: Actions Needed to Enhance DHS Oversight of Cybersecurity at High-Risk Chemical Facilities

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The Assistant Director of the Infrastructure Security Division should develop a workforce plan that addresses the program's cybersecurity-related needs, which should include an analysis of any gaps in the program's capacity and capability to perform its cybersecurity-related functions, and human capital strategies to address them. (Recommendation 5)

As of April 2021, according to CISA officials the agency prepared two documents related to this recommendation that are currently under leadership review. The first, CISA Chemical Security Workforce Planning Guide, outlines the process for workforce planning within CISA Chemical Security, and provides steps, tools and resources to plan for current and future organizational and workforce needs. The second, according to the officials, is the CISA Chemical Security Concept of Operations for Cybersecurity Workforce Planning which documents the approach CISA will use to employ the Workforce

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