Delays in security clearances hit IT vendors in capital region the hardest, report says
The backlog of background checks — typically more than 200 days for most new hires who need a clearance — has ripple effects throughout the region, according to the Greater Washington Partnership.
IT firms make their marks on 'Top Workplaces' list
Cybersecurity company Tenable and enterprise software provider Appian were No. 5 and No. 6, respectively.
Military would emphasize recruitment for tech skills under Senate AI Caucus leaders’ bill
The co-founders of the Senate Artificial Intelligence Caucus want the Pentagon to find more recruits with digital engineering and computer science skill sets, while establishing clear career tracks for those personnel. New legislation from Sens. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, would require the undersecretary of Defense for personnel and readiness to “promote and
Cybersecurity pros could work for multiple agencies under bill passed by Senate
Skilled federal cybersecurity workers could be rotated among civilian agencies under bipartisan legislation the Senate passed Tuesday. The intent is not only to help fill specific gaps in the workforce, but also to help agencies recruit and retain people by offering opportunities “to enhance their careers, broaden their professional experience, and foster collaborative networks by
Many federal cybersecurity vacancies aren’t being coded properly, GAO says
One-fourth of CFO Act agencies have not completed a key requirement of a 2015 law that was intended to bring more rigor to how the federal government categorizes and fills cybersecurity jobs, a new report from the Government Accountability Office says. Six of the 24 agencies surveyed by GAO had not “completed assigning the associated
Security clearances, cybersecurity, 2020 census remain on GAO’s High-Risk List
The latest edition of the Government Accountability Office’s “High-Risk List” of federal programs highlights problems in the governmentwide program for granting security clearances, and it reiterates concerns about the 2020 census and the government’s role in the nation’s cybersecurity. The new report, which will be featured in a House hearing Wednesday afternoon, also includes familiar notes about IT modernization.