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NIST, DHS to Co-Host Cyber Workforce Devt Workshop in Illinois

The National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Department of Homeland Security have partnered to facilitate a workshop on cybersecurity workforce development to address a requirement under Executive Order 13800. NIST said the workshop will help fulfill a request under the EO titled “Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure” …

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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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Jeffery Anoka: Energy Dept to Establish Talent Mgmt Office

The Energy Department plans to establish a talent management office to oversee DOE’s workforce development and recruitment efforts, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. David Thornton writes that DOE discovered gaps in workforce planning during a study that sought to determine how much money was spent on recruitment and training programs at the department. Jeffery Anoka, DOE director …

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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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Commerce CFO Ellen Herbst: Hiring, Retention Should Be Primary Mgmt Priorities

Ellen Herbst, chief financial officer and assistant secretary of administration at the Commerce Department, believes management initiatives should focus on the people and the hiring and retention of talent, she told the Washington Post in an interview published Wednesday. Herbst told guest writer Tom Fox of the Partnership for Public Service that Commerce’s management priorities …

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Outgoing DHS Procurement Chief Nick Nayak: Procurement Activities, Workforce Critical to Gov’t

Nick Nayak, the Department of Homeland Security‘s former chief procurement officer, urges the government to work on training and retaining its procurement workforce as the field is critical to national security, The Washington Post reported Sunday. Amrita Jayakumar writes Nayak highlighted the need for quality procurement personnel and engagement with industry to help achieve efficiency …

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