Ex-DHS officials urge department to double down on its cybersecurity work
A new bipartisan report suggests DHS cut ties with some of the “most partisan” aspects of its work, and redouble its cybersecurity efforts.
Here's the NSA's advice for reducing the exposure of cellphone location data
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.
Hurd and Kelly propose new workforce AI strategy
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.
White House prioritizes skills-based federal hiring in executive order
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.
OMB calls for Federal Data Strategy detailees for agencies
Detailees will work with their agencies' chief data officers to implement the 2020 FDS Action Plan and develop one for 2021.
Senate bill would let National Guard cross state lines remotely for cyber assistance
The new bill would allow the Army and Air Force to create pilot programs in which one state's National Guard unit could help another's respond to cyberattack.
Federal Data Strategy working group advises agencies on assessing employees’ data skills
The new playbook is design to support action 4 of the strategy's 2020 Action Plan.
OPM details its return from maximum telework in guide
Telework remains encouraged in phases 1 and 2 of facility reopenings.
‘STEM Corps’ legislation would fill DOD’s gaps in tech talent
The bill by Reps. Jim Banks, R-Ind., and Andy Kim, D-N.J., would create a scholarship pool for students to receive tuition assistance in exchange for service in the DOD as tech specialists.
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.