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Army’s new cyber units come with serious workforce challenges, GAO finds

by Jackson Barnett

The Army is facing a range of staffing, equipment and training issues as it shifts to face the future of warfare.

The AI warfighter is coming, and it starts with dogfighting

by Jackson Barnett

DARPA's new Air Combat Evolution program is one step in a tall ladder to get warfighters to trust AI like they do fellow service members.

Congress wants to give DOD a top IT workforce recruitment official

by Jackson Barnett

The latest versions of the fiscal 2020 National Defense Authorization Act would aim to upgrade the Department of Defense’s IT workforce by adding a new high-level position for digital recruitment. Provisions in both the House and Senate versions would make retaining a digitally capable workforce a priority. The new position included in the Senate legislation would

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

by Shannon Vavra

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

Military would emphasize recruitment for tech skills under Senate AI Caucus leaders’ bill

by Joe Warminsky

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

DOD needs to staff up to hire Cyber Excepted Service personnel, officials say

by Billy Mitchell

The Department of Defense finally has the plan and the authority to more quickly hire cyberwarriors — now it just lacks a dedicated staff big enough to recruit and bring thousands of information security specialists onboard across the military, Pentagon leaders said Tuesday. Top defense IT officials detailed progress around the rollout of the Cyber Excepted

The Pentagon wants to bring on a recruiter to hire tech talent

by Billy Mitchell

The Department of Defense readily acknowledges that it isn’t the greatest at attracting top civilian tech talent — and it’s definitely not as good as the private sector is. So the Pentagon wants to hire one of those private companies to do tech recruiting on its behalf. The Defense Digital Service issued a request for information this

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