Tag Archives: Cyber Workforce

Report: Navy Seeks to Expand Cyber Workforce Through Updated Policy

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

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

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

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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