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Christopher Krebs: DHS Launching New Hiring System for Cyber Professionals

Christopher Krebs, director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and 2019 Wash100 Award winner, said DHS plans to unveil a new personnel system in late 2019 to provide agency officials “capabilities to hire people based on their skill sets, not what’s on a piece of paper,” Nextgov reported Thursday. “I need a different set of hiring authorities and that’s part of what we’re doing,” Krebs said Thursday during the Forcepoint Cybersecurity Leadership Forum.

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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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