Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible, you must satisfy the eligibility requirements set forth at Eligibility – Department of Energy’s CyberForce® Program.

The following individuals are not eligible to participate in the Career Fair:

  • Individuals publicly banned from doing business with the U.S. government, such as individuals debarred, suspended, or otherwise excluded from or ineligible for participation in federal programs, are not eligible to compete.
  • Individuals identified as a restricted party on one or more screening lists of the U.S. Departments of Commerce, State, and Treasury are not eligible to compete. See the Consolidated Screening List at Consolidated Screening List: https://www.trade.gov/consolidated-screening-list.

Individuals participating in foreign government talent recruitment programs[1] of foreign countries of risk are not eligible to compete. Further, teams, including mentors, that include individuals participating in foreign government talent recruitment programs of foreign countries of risk[2][2] are not eligible to compete. Participation in a foreign government talent recruitment program could conflict with this objective by resulting in unauthorized transfer of scientific and technical information to foreign government entities.

[1] A foreign government talent recruitment program is defined as an effort directly or indirectly organized, managed, or funded by a foreign government to recruit science and technology professionals or students (regardless of citizenship or national origin, and whether having a full-time or part-time position). Some foreign government-sponsored talent recruitment programs operate with the intent to import or otherwise acquire from abroad, sometimes through illicit means, proprietary technology or software, unpublished data and methods, and intellectual property to further the military modernization goals and/or economic goals of a foreign government. Many, but not all, programs aim to incentivize the targeted individual to physically relocate to the foreign state for the above purpose. Some programs allow for or encourage continued employment at U.S. research facilities or receipt of federal research funds while concurrently working at and/or receiving compensation from a foreign institution, and some direct participants not to disclose their participation to U.S. entities. Compensation could take many forms including cash, research funding, complimentary foreign travel, honorific titles, career advancement opportunities, promised future compensation, or other types of remuneration or consideration, including in-kind compensation.

[2] Countries currently deemed at risk by the U.S. government include Russia, Iran, North Korea, and China.