Superintendent’s Memo #040-16

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

February 26, 2016

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Virginia’s 21st Century Career Pathway: Cybersecurity

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is pleased to present the research-based document, Virginia’s 21st Century Career Pathway Cybersecurity.  This research reviews trends and examines the growing demands of cybersecurity and identifies immediate actions that education can take to address the current and emerging needs of the work force in cybersecurity careers.  For the full document, refer to Attachment A.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Career and Technical Education staff, at or by telephone at (804) 225-2052.



  1. Virginia’s 21st Century Career Pathway: Cybersecurity (PDF)