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USAF to Implement New Office for ISR-IT Activities; Bill Marion Quoted

The U.S. Air Force is restructuring its information technology office to include new components that would assist the service's chief information officer in the area of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, C4ISRNet reported Tuesday. A new combined intelligence/IT office and a corresponding deputy CIO would take up duties divided from the primary CIO's responsibilities.

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GAO: DoD Failing to Properly Assess, Deploy Military Medical Personnel

The Government Accountability Office has released a report highlighting the Defense Department’s failure to properly assess and assign its over 241,000 medical personnel to military treatment facilities, which led to workforce challenges and poor patient care.
 

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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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Air Force to Extend Space Training, Require Top Security Clearance

Brig. Gen. DeAnna Burt, U.S. Air Force Space Command director of operations and communications, recently announced that the Undergraduate Space Training program is being expanded from 77 days to 111 days, Federal News Network reported. Trainees will also be taught to visually identify threats in space. This new requirement will necessitate top secret clearance for those undergoing UST.

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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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Grant Schneider: National Cyber Strategy Promotes Action, Accountability

Grant Schneider, federal chief information security officer, has said the national strategy for cybersecurity aims to help federal agencies get ahead of cyber threats and advance accountability, FedScoop reported Thursday. “It’s really a shift from [an approach] about process and policy to action and accountability,” he said Thursday at DC CyberTalks.

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US Army Developing Strategy to Build Up ‘World-Class Workforce’

Brig. Gen. Richard Angle of Army Cyber Command has announced that the U.S. Army is working on a “holistic talent management strategy” to hire, train and retain a “world-class workforce,” Fedscoop reported Thursday. “At the end of the day, it’s people that are going to make us successful,” Angle said.

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