Executive Order Establishes New U.S. Federal Cyber Competition
For all the feds and military out there
The Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Secretary of Defense, the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Director of OMB, and the heads of other appropriate agencies, shall develop a plan for an annual cybersecurity competition (President’s Cup Cybersecurity Competition) for Federal civilian and military employees. The goal of the competition shall be to identify, challenge, and reward the United States Government’s best cybersecurity practitioners and teams across offensive and defensive cybersecurity disciplines. The plan shall be submitted to the President within 90 days of the date of this order. The first competition shall be held no later than December 31, 2019, and annually thereafter.
Looks like prizes are the normal awards and step increases but also a prize pool of no less than $25,000
More at https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-americas-cybersecurity-workforce/