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OPM Mulls Direct Hire Authority for STEM, Cyber Posts

The Office of Personnel Management is considering the issuance of direct hire authority in efforts to fill government positions related to science, technology, engineering, math and cybersecurity. OPM said in a memo published Wednesday it will distribute a survey to chief human capital officers in the coming weeks as part of …

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Defense Innovation Board OKs Creation of DoD STEM Career Field, Tech Training Program

The Defense Innovation Board (DIB) has approved two recommendations meant to boost innovation at the Defense Department, DoD News reported Wednesday. The recommendations include the establishment of a new innovation, science, technology, engineering and mathematics career field as well as the creation of a technology and innovation training program for senior DoD leaders. …

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House OKs 3 Bills to Boost STEM Education & Training

House members approved three bills that would support individuals who aim to pursue careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math, Nextgov reported Friday. The STEM Research and Education Effectiveness and Transparency Act would require the National Science Foundation to inform Congress about its efforts to encourage  women and historically …

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Nonprofit Offers White House Recommendations to Bolster Federal Cyber Workforce

Nonprofit organization (ISC)2 has urged President Donald Trump’s administration to prioritize federal cyber workforce development programs through a set of recommendations the group sent to White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus. The Clearwater, Florida-based nonprofit recommended priority areas it believes President Trump should consider for inclusion in a cybersecurity executive order, (ISC)2 said Wednesday. …

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GAO: Federal Agencies Move to Address IT Labor Challenges

The Government Accountability Office has previously recommended federal agencies to increase their information technology workforce development efforts to mitigate issues related to federal hiring activities, recruitment of qualified staff and identification of skill gaps. GAO said in a report published Tuesday it found that multiple agencies have taken actions to implement the congressional watchdog’s recommendations such …

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CBO: Intell Authorization Bill’s Unclassified Provisions to Cost $454M Over 5 Years

The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that the unclassified provisions of the 2017 Intelligence Authorization Act will cost $454 million to implement from 2017 to 2022. CBO said Monday the bill would authorize a $562 million budget for the Intelligence Community Management Account for fiscal year 2017. The legislation would also permit agency and office …

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Navy Obtains Trademarks for Sea Glider Teaching Aid

The U.S. Navy has registered trademarks for a sea glider that serves as a teaching aid for science, technology, engineering and math classes. The service branch said Tuesday that Joseph Teter, director of technology transfer at the Naval Surface Warfare Center’s Carderock division, collaborated with intellectual patent attorney Michael Badagliacca to obtain the trademarks for SeaGlide …

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