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In a series of recent posts, we have noted the time has come for us to create a national virtual cyber service academy, modeled on our traditional military academies, but updated for the digital age (link). We subsequently detailed the public policy argument for this academy (link) and outlined a governance model for it (link).  In this post we will summarize some of the many advantages for creating this national, virtual cybersecurity service academy – it will take multiple posts to cover them all, but we will start with these. ADVANTAGE ONE: WE WILL, FINALLY, CREATE A PATHWAY TO NATIONAL CYBERSECURITY It is axiomatic that none of the technologies, frameworks, coalitions, or strategies to

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