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CBO: Federal Rotational Cyber Workforce Bill Would Cost $2.5M Over 5 Years

The Congressional Budget Office has estimated the implementation of a Senate bill that would allow cybersecurity personnel in one federal civilian agency to work at another agency on a rotational and temporary basis would cost less than $500K annually from fiscal 2019 through fiscal 2023.

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OMB Official Seeks to Reskill Federal Workforce in IT Modernization Effort

The Office of Management and Budget’s deputy director for management recently talked about how the Trump administration is working to upgrade the skills of the federal workforce as part of the government’s IT modernization efforts, FedScoop reported Monday. Margaret Weichert said during the 2018 Imagine Nation ELC conference that, regarding IT modernization and the acquisition of tech talent, she and her office discovered that “we need the people here in government, particularly the people who have the desire to be here.”

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OPM to Launch Two Direct Hiring Authorities for Agencies; Margaret Weichert Quoted

The Office of Personnel Management has announced plans to introduce two direct hiring authorities as part of its civil service reform efforts, Federal Times reported Thursday. Agencies will have a DHA for engineering; economics; math, statistics and actuarial sciences; physical science; and biological sciences effective next week.
 

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Trump to Appoint OMB Executive Margaret Weichert as Acting OPM Director

President Trump intends to appoint Margaret Weichert, deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget, as acting director of the Office of Personnel Management. Replacing former OPM director Jeff Pon, she will hold the role concurrently with her position at the OMB, the White House said Friday.

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Report: Federal Gov’t Plans Reskilling Efforts to Address Cyber, IT Skills Gap

The Trump administration plans to initiate reskilling programs to address the information technology and cybersecurity skills gap among federal employees, FedScoop reported Thursday. Among the options available to the government is cross-training, a strategy that non-profit organization MITRE Corporation has been implementing for decades.

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