Tag Archives: Cyber Workforce

Margaret Weichert: White House to Prioritize Cyber, Security Clearance Reforms in Gov’t Reorganization

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Margaret Weichert, deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget, said at a Senate panel hearing Wednesday the Trump administration will start its government reorganization effort with transferring authority of security clearances and standardizing cyber jobs, Nextgov reported Wednesday. She told Senate Homeland Security Committee members the White …

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DLT’s Don Maclean: Federal IT Leaders Could Help Prevent Breaches Through Cyber Executive Order Compliance

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Don Maclean, chief cybersecurity technologist for DLT Solutions, has said federal information technology leaders should implement the White House’s executive order on cybersecurity as part of their efforts to avoid massive data breaches. Maclean wrote in a Nextgov guest post published Monday that the executive order contains three elements that …

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Report: Navy Seeks to Expand Cyber Workforce Through Updated Policy

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The Department of the Navy has issued an updated guidance that would allow sailors and civilian personnel to use their academic degrees, military training and certifications as part of efforts to increase the number of cybersecurity professionals, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes Rob Foster, DoN’s chief information officer, …

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Terry Halvorsen: DoD, Armed Services Can Meet Windows 10 Migration Deadline

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Defense Department Chief Information Offier Terry Halvorsen has said the military and DoD agencies all believe they can meet a January 2017 deadline to transition the Pentagon’s entire network to Windows 10, Fedscoop reported Friday. Halvorsen told reporters the U.S. Navy‘s Next Generation Enterprise Network and the Marine Corps Enterprise Network will …

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Fiscal 2016 Budget Requires Cyber Workforce ID

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The 2016 omnibus spending package passed by Congress last week mandates federal agencies to identify employees with cyber functions, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Nicole Ogrysko writes the Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Assessment Act of 2015 is intended for agencies to monitor their cybersecurity workforce. Under the new budget, agency leaders …

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OPM Gives DHS Hiring Authority for 1,000 Cyber Personnel

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The Office of Personnel Management granted Schedule A excepted service authority to the Department of Homeland Security in September to hire up to 1,000 new cybersecurity personnel. In a notice posted Tuesday on the Federal Register, OPM stated that the hiring authority is valid through the end of June 2016 or when …

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