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GAO: Federal Agencies Move to Address IT Labor Challenges

The Government Accountability Office has previously recommended federal agencies to increase their information technology workforce development efforts to mitigate issues related to federal hiring activities, recruitment of qualified staff and identification of skill gaps. GAO said in a report published Tuesday it found that multiple agencies have taken actions to implement the congressional watchdog’s recommendations such …

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Eric Fanning: Trump’s Plan to Add Army Troops Could Cost $12B

Army Secretary Eric Fanning estimates it would cost $12 billion to implement President-elect Donald Trump’s plans to increase the number of the service branch’s active-duty officers from 465,000 to 540,000, Bloomberg reported Thursday. Anthony Capaccio writes Fanning’s estimation is based on a formula that assumes that every additional 10,000 troops would require $1.6 billion …

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OPM Unveils Federal Cyber Talent Recruitment Portal

The Office of Personnel Management has launched a new website that offers information and tools to support talent recruitment from various sources such as federal government websites. OPM said Tuesday CyberCareers.gov is a central element of the Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Strategy and designed to provide specific cybersecurity information and resource portals to job hunters, managers and supervisors …

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Air Force Seeks New Cyber & Acquisition Talent for Civilian Workforce

The U.S. Air Force looks to hire new employees with skills on technical aspects by the end of 2017 that include 1,400 cyber and 2,200 acquisition workers for the service branch’s civilian service. The service branch said Thursday it currently employs 27,000 acquisition and 9,500 cyber civilian employees around the world stationed at …

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Ashton Carter: Recruitment, Training Key to Future Force Development

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said “building the force of the future” requires recruitment, training and retention of service members as well as provision of healthcare support to uniformed personnel, DoD News reported Thursday. Karen Parrish writes Carter made the remarks Wednesday during his visit to Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas. …

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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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