The federal government offers free cyber security training for government employees including the military, civilians and contractors. You just need to know where to look.
Three great resources for free government sponsored cyber security training:
3 Free Cyber Security Training Resources from Uncle Sam
The Federal Virtual Training Environment (FedVTE) provides free online cybersecurity training to U.S. government employees, Federal contractors, and veterans.
The DC3 Cyber Training Academy provides real world training to DoD’s cyber forces. Training is delivered both in-residence and virtually.
The ICS-CERT’s Virtual Learning Portal (VLP) provides online training for relating to the security of Industrial Control Systems (ICS).