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Could Trump’s executive orders on government hiring and immigration ‘freeze’ out cybersecurity talent and other strategic hires?

It’s no secret that cybersecurity and other IT considerations within state and local government have come under attack in recent years and illustrated some pretty serious failures in the systems that we depend on daily.

While federal agencies can still hire personnel necessary for national security reasons, it’s unknown how many of the more than 1,000 cybersecurity jobs in Washington won’t be exempt from the freeze.

Add to this the ban on immigration and movement of green card holders – from what would seem to be randomly selected countries in the middle-east – and we might be seeing even more pressure on the tech hiring sector.

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