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Oct. 25, 2012 9:30 am

13K cybersecurity jobs in Baltimore area, federal cyber spending to top $14B by 2016

“Cybersecurity industry analysts expect the market to grow more than 50 percent in the next four years,” reports the Baltimore Sun. From the article: [C]ybersecurity spending by the Defense Department will continue to follow policies put in place years ago, and grow from $4.4 billion in 2011, to $6.7 billion in 2016, [projects John Slye, a […]

“Cybersecurity industry analysts expect the market to grow more than 50 percent in the next four years,” reports the Baltimore Sun.

From the article:

[C]ybersecurity spending by the Defense Department will continue to follow policies put in place years ago, and grow from $4.4 billion in 2011, to $6.7 billion in 2016, [projects John Slye, a federal industry research analyst with GovWin]. Cybersecurity spending in civilian agencies will grow from $2.6 billion last year to $3.8 billion in four years … And spending by intelligence agencies, which is often obscured and difficult to forecast precisely, is expected to climb from $2.3 billion last year, to $3.6 billion in 2016, [Slye] said. [more]

Some other notes:

  • According to GovWin, the Baltimore area ranks third among the top five cybersecurity job regions, with 13,393 job openings.
  • In Maryland, almost 19,500 jobs in cybersecurity are available.
  • By 2016, federal cybersecurity spending will top $14 billion, according to the Sun.
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Andrew Zaleski

Andrew Zaleski is a freelance journalist in Philadelphia and the former lead reporter for Technical.ly Baltimore. Before moving to Philadelphia in June 2014, he was a contributing writer to Baltimore City Paper and a Tech Check commentator for WYPR 88.1 FM, Baltimore city’s National Public Radio affiliate. He has written for The Atlantic, Outside, Richmond magazine, Washington City Paper, Baltimore magazine, Baltimore Style magazine, Next City, Grist.org, The Atlantic Cities, and elsewhere.

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