Tag Archives: Cyber Workforce

Army Continues Cyber Workforce Development With Transition, Reclassification Programs

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The U.S. Army Human Resources Command has developed a personnel transition strategy and reclassification procedure for enlisted soldiers qualified to serve as cyber operations specialists under Military Occupational Specialty 17C, the Army said Wednesday. David Ruderman writes that the transition strategy covers soldiers from the 780th Military Intelligence Brigade, 7th Cyber Brigade and Joint …

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Jeh Johnson: DHS to Open Silicon Valley Office

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The Department of Homeland Security plans to open a cybersecurity office in Silicon Valley as part of its push to tap into the region’s technology talent pool and build up DHS’ cyber programs, CNET reported Tuesday. Max Taves writes that DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson made the announcement at this week’s RSA Conference as the department increases its focus on cybersecurity amid …

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Edward Cardon: Army Moves Forward With Cyber Workforce, Tech Adoption Programs

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U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Edward Cardon has highlighted the continued growth of the service’s cyber mission force and cyber capabilities in his recent testimony to the House Armed Services Committee’s emerging threats and capabilities panel. David Vergun reports Thursday on the Army website that Cardon, commander of the U.S. Army Cyber Command and Second Army, noted …

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Terry Halvorsen: DoD Continues Work on JRSS, Cyber, Cloud

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Defense Department Acting CIO Terry Halvorsen outlined his information technology priorities for the department during a Feb. 25 hearing with the House Armed Services Committee’s emerging threats and capabilities subcommittee, DoD News reported Thursday. Cheryl Pellerin writes Halvorsen highlighted the implementation of the Joint Regional Security Stacks to boost network security in support of the Joint …

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Michael Daniel: White House Cyber Plans Focus on Laws, Partnerships, Workforce

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President Barack Obama is pushing forward the administration’s cybersecurity agenda ahead of his State of the Nation address with proposals of cyber-related policies, new partnerships with the private sector and hires of cybersecurity workers. Michael Daniel, a special assistant to the president and the White House’s cybersecurity coordinator, wrote in a piece published Wednesday on the …

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Report: Pentagon Document Details Cyber Workforce Recruitment Efforts

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A Defense Department document outlines how each of the U.S. military branches plans to build up their cyber workforces as the Pentagon seeks to create cyber career tracks for those personnel, Military Times reported Tuesday. Andrew Tilghman writes that the “Mission Analysis for Cyber Operations” document, obtained by the newspaper, …

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Senate Eyes Bonuses for DoD Cyber Mission Forces

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Lawmakers are looking to pass new legislation that could soon see scarce cyber hires at the Defense Department receive incentive pay and bonuses to help the agency compete with private sector rates, Nextgov reported Tuesday. The Senate Armed Services Committee-approved measure asks all military services to establish by January 2015 …

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