OPM directs agencies to hire, administer oath with digital tools
It is up to the agency CIOs to determine which tool best fits their workforce.
Pentagon further restricts building access, boosting telework demand, after contractor dies
The Pentagon raised its in-person workforce restrictions to its second highest-level, HPCON-C, increasing the number of employees that will need teleworking to some degree.
Contractors demand maximum telework authority as coronavirus furloughs loom
“We’re really in uncharted territory here," said the attorney leading Ward & Berry's government contracts practice.
OMB tells agencies to ‘minimize’ face-to-face interactions, focus on ‘mission-critical’ work
Agencies have 48 hours to consider postponing or curtailing all other activities that can't be performed remotely, as the government adopts a more "aggressive posture" in response to COVID-19.
Agencies urged to make telework available to most employees during coronavirus spread
The Office of Management and Budget issued the memo to "safeguard the health and safety" of the federal workforce.
Weak encryption means putting our military at risk
Opinion: Stop wasting time suggesting that we need universal solutions for encryption, but then put consumers and our military at risk.
Background investigations reform shifts focus with backlog down
Lawmakers want to ensure a streamlined process will still exclude "the Edward Snowdens of the world."
‘Rigid’ pay system blamed for Federal Cyber Reskilling Academy struggles
The U.S. Merit Protection Board has some ideas for a reskilling program that has yet to mint any new cybersecurity experts.
VA developing cyber careers program to fill gaps in workforce framework
The department is in the process of identifying new work roles tied to VA-specific positions.
The process for security clearance reciprocity needs to change
In this op-ed, Charlie Allen says its time to institute changes to the security clearance process that Congress passed 15 years ago.