The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced the first-annual President’s Cup Cybersecurity Competition, an interagency effort to identify, challenge, and reward the “best personnel supporting cybersecurity and cyber excellence” in the government. The competition stems from a May 2019 executive order on America’s Cybersecurity Workforce.

“Strengthening our federal cybersecurity workforce is key and I’m proud to be leading the launch of the first annual President’s Cup Cybersecurity Competition to help identify and reward the best cybersecurity talent within government,” CISA Director Christopher Krebs said in a press release. “This competition is designed to be a unique and fun way to engage and reward existing talent, while also encouraging others to get involved and join in this critical mission. I look forward to seeing our talented workforce in action.”

Employees can compete as individuals or teams with five or fewer members, with any Federal executive branch employees able to enter.

Winners of the President’s Cup competition will be eligible for up to a $50,000 from their agency, with finalists and winners invited to an awards ceremony.

Registration for the competition is open until Sept. 21.

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Jordan Smith is a MeriTalk Senior Technology Reporter covering the intersection of government and technology.