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OPM Releases Guidance on Cyber Job Coding at Agencies

The Office of Personnel Management has released new guidance that aims to help agencies apply updated procedures on assigning job codes to cybersecurity positions. The guidance published Wednesday seeks to align with the Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Assessment Act that requires OPM to create procedures to help agencies apply the coding structure within the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education’s cybersecurity workforce …

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NIST Releases Interactive Tool for Cybersecurity Job Seekers

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a CompTIA-built interactive online tool designed to help job seekers find cyber career-related information. Rodney Petersen, director of the NIST-led National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, unveiled CyberSeek at the 2016 NICE conference in Kansas City, Missouri, CompTIA said Nov. 1. “This interactive …

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NIST Drafts Framework to Help Orgs Recruit, Retain Cyber Talent; Bill Newhouse Comments

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued draft guidance meant to help U.S. organizations identify, hire and retain cybersecurity workforce. NIST said Wednesday the Cybersecurity Workforce Framework contains category and description of strategies for employers to build a team of cyber staff to protect their networks. The agency’s National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education developed …

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NIST Unveils Online Tool to Support Cyber Job Seekers & Employers

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has unveiled a new interactive online tool developed to help cybersecurity job seekers find openings as well as assist employers with tasks to identify potential applicants. NIST said Tuesday the CompTIA-developed CyberSeek online service and the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education introduced the system …

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NIST Awards Grants to 5 Nonprofit Groups to Establish Regional Cyber Education, Workforce Devt Partnerships

Five nonprofit organizations have received approximately $1 million in total grants from the National Institute of Standards and Technology to forge partnerships that seek to address the shortage of cybersecurity professionals in local communities. NIST said Tuesday the Regional Alliances and Multistakeholder Partnerships to Stimulate grants are part of the Commerce Department’s Skills …

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OPM Sets Timeline for Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Assessment Act Implementation

The Office of Personnel Management has established a time frame for the implementation of federal law that requires agencies to identify personnel information technology and cyber-related functions across the government. Mark Reinhold, associate director of employee services at OPM, said in a memo dated Aug. 1 that agencies must determine the percentage of IT and cyber …

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Commerce Dept, NIST to Award Grants for Regional Cyber Education & Workforce Partnerships

A Commerce Department agency plans to award approximately $1 million in grants for up to eight nonprofit organizations to support cybersecurity education and workforce development in local communities. The department said Thursday the Regional Alliances and Multistakeholder Partnerships to Stimulate grant program is part of its Skills for Business initiative and will support the National Institute of Standards and Technology‘s National Initiative …

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NIST-Led Initiative Outlines Cybersecurity Education, Workforce Development Efforts in Strategic Plan

A National Institute of Standards and Technology-led initiative has unveiled a new strategic plan that seeks to guide and facilitate federal programs in support of a cybersecurity-focused national education initiative. Rodney Petersen, director of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, wrote in an article in the spring 2016 edition of …

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