GovWin came out with an interesting report late last week regarding job growth in Maryland. At the CyberMaryland conference in Baltimore they predicted that as other areas of government spending will remain flat or decrease, infosec spending is expected to increase with over a 50% growth in the number of jobs and associated dollars over the next four years. This equates to defense and civilian federal agency spending rising from $9.2 billion in 2011 to $14 billion in 2016. The question remains … where should we look for these jobs. The report mentioned the usual suspects – ManTech, SAIC, Lockheed Martin, and General Dynamics – as being the top recruiters. And if you are interested in moving to other locales beyond Baltimore and Maryland, the rest of the top five cybersecurity markets include Palo Alto, San Francisco, Boston, and Denver. Hey … where’s NoVA?
Cybersecurity industry analysts expect the market to grow more than 50 percent in the next four years even as other types of defense spending are expected to flatten or decline, creating new opportunities for workers and businesses in Maryland.
The analysts presented their findings last week at the CyberMaryland conference in Baltimore.
Information security professionals have to wade through an overwhelming amount of digital data every day to monitor for cyber threats — an increasingly cumbersome workload that will create new opportunities for federal contractors and workers, said John Slye, a federal industry research analyst with GovWin, a market intelligence and software company.
“It’s no longer like drinking from a firehose,” said Slye. “It’s like drinking from the ocean.”
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