Shannon Vavra

Shannon Vavra

Tech

At DEF CON’s aviation village, the military is interested in more than just the hacks

by • 2 weeks ago

The Defense Digital Service's newly minted chief, Brett Goldstein, tells CyberScoop his team intends to use the DEFCON aviation village as a way to attract recruits to hack the Pentagon.

Training

Estonia debuts first-ever cyber diplomacy training

by • 3 weeks ago

Estonia hosted its first “summer school” for 80 diplomats who work on cyber issues from 26 NATO and EU countries last week as part of its efforts to get cyber diplomats up to speed on international norms and technical developments in cyberspace.

Policy

U.S. Cyber Command simulated a seaport cyberattack to test digital readiness

by • 1 month ago

The simulation also included officials from throughout the U.S. government and from allied partners to emphasize stronger coordination.

Tech

The NSA is experimenting with machine learning concepts its workforce will trust

by • 2 months ago

NSA brass wants to increase the agency's use of AI in defensive and offensive operations.

Tech

Looking for more civilian tech talent, Pentagon hires five recruiting companies

by • 3 months ago

The Pentagon has established a program with five civilian workforce recruiters that it hopes will help it hire more tech talent from the private sector, the Defense Digital Service announced Tuesday. Catch Talent, Comtech LLC, Foxhound Federal, PrishanTek Inc. and TeraSense Inc. were awarded the contract earlier this month, with as much as $7 million to be

Policy

White House targets federal cybersecurity workforce development in new executive order

by • 4 months ago

This story first appeared on CyberScoop The White House is rolling out an executive order that is intended to bolster the nation’s cybersecurity workforce, senior administration officials told reporters on a call Thursday. The officials detailed a document that includes provisions geared toward the federal government’s employees, as well as education and career development initiatives for the

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