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This pilot fish works as an IT tech at a government facility where the latest buzzword is a federal initiative called the National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.

"The boss called a meeting to discuss what these new requirements will mean for us," says fish.

"According to the person giving us the briefing, all IT folks will be automatically subject to the new rules. The briefer went into great detail on all the new requirements.

"Industry certifications are now required for everyone. For the senior IT folks, they're really hard certifications.

"And anyone who does not get the required hard certifications can be fired.

"After the briefer, the boss came back to the microphone -- to let us know that this is also Suicide Awareness Month."

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