Biden calls for tech modernization to boost workforce at national security, foreign policy agencies

Agencies must recommend innovative ways of recruiting and retaining tech talent, as well as surging hiring during crises like the COVID-19 pandemic.

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DeRusha is returning to familiar territory, having served as a White House cybersecurity adviser when Biden was vice president.

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It's the role formerly held by Chris Krebs, whom Donald Trump fired via tweet.

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He'll be the second-ever director.

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The order borrows heavily from principles already established by the defense and intelligence communities, extending them to those outside the national security space.

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The Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute, a DHS Center of Excellence, was given $2 million to come up with a plan.

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A new bipartisan report suggests DHS cut ties with some of the “most partisan” aspects of its work, and redouble its cybersecurity efforts.

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Although cell phone users can take steps to limit the risk their mobile devices are exposing location data, the NSA is warning now there is no way to eliminate the risk.

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Reps. Hurd and Kelly published an AI workforce white paper a year in the making that recommends a "re-imagining" of education to be a life-long pursuit to close the AI skills gap.

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The order will allow agencies to vet "candidates using assessment methods that more directly determine whether job seekers possess the knowledge, skills and abilities to do the job they're applying for," said Michael Rigas.

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Detailees will work with their agencies' chief data officers to implement the 2020 FDS Action Plan and develop one for 2021.

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