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CyberSeek: D.C. Metro Area Has Largest Number of Cybersecurity Job Openings

New figures from CyberSeek reveal that the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area has landed the top spot when it comes to the number of cybersecurity job openings. The D.C. metro area has approximately 44K vacancies for cyber professionals, followed by New York City at 20.2K, Dallas at 12K, Chicago at 11.2K and Los Angeles at 10.6K, the National Institute of Standards and Technology said Wednesday.

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GAO Prompts OPM Agencies to Fully Implement Workforce Cybersecurity Assessment, Coding Requirements

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that agencies under the Office of Personnel Management fully implement the requirements for baseline cybersecurity assessments and coding procedures for federal finance personnel. The GAO, in a report issued Thursday, said that 13 of the Chief Financial Officers Act’s 24 agencies provided limited assessment accuracy …

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OPM Releases Guidance on Cyber Job Coding at Agencies

The Office of Personnel Management has released new guidance that aims to help agencies apply updated procedures on assigning job codes to cybersecurity positions. The guidance published Wednesday seeks to align with the Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Assessment Act that requires OPM to create procedures to help agencies apply the coding structure within the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education’s cybersecurity workforce …

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NIST Releases Interactive Tool for Cybersecurity Job Seekers

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a CompTIA-built interactive online tool designed to help job seekers find cyber career-related information. Rodney Petersen, director of the NIST-led National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, unveiled CyberSeek at the 2016 NICE conference in Kansas City, Missouri, CompTIA said Nov. 1. “This interactive …

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NIST Drafts Framework to Help Orgs Recruit, Retain Cyber Talent; Bill Newhouse Comments

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued draft guidance meant to help U.S. organizations identify, hire and retain cybersecurity workforce. NIST said Wednesday the Cybersecurity Workforce Framework contains category and description of strategies for employers to build a team of cyber staff to protect their networks. The agency’s National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education developed …

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NIST Unveils Online Tool to Support Cyber Job Seekers & Employers

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has unveiled a new interactive online tool developed to help cybersecurity job seekers find openings as well as assist employers with tasks to identify potential applicants. NIST said Tuesday the CompTIA-developed CyberSeek online service and the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education introduced the system …

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NIST Awards Grants to 5 Nonprofit Groups to Establish Regional Cyber Education, Workforce Devt Partnerships

Five nonprofit organizations have received approximately $1 million in total grants from the National Institute of Standards and Technology to forge partnerships that seek to address the shortage of cybersecurity professionals in local communities. NIST said Tuesday the Regional Alliances and Multistakeholder Partnerships to Stimulate grants are part of the Commerce Department’s Skills …

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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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