The National Academy of Sciences undertook an effort in late 2012 and early 2013 to conduct a study that would consider approaches to increasing the professionalization of the nation's cybersecurity workforce. I had an opportunity, representing the IEEE Computer Society, to participate in the San Francisco workshop, which was held in conjunction with the RSA 2013 Conference. It was definitely an interesting discussion.
The final report has been published and is available as a free download. It is being made available here, so that interested parties can quickly find it.