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DHS lacks a cyber workforce strategy four years later

by Dave Nyczepir

Without proper staffing and training, the department can't be sure federal systems are secure, according to the Office of Inspector General.

DHS cloud migration faced initial training hurdle

by Dave Nyczepir

The department is more concerned with security, network monitoring and application management than it is with which cloud it uses, said the Information Sharing & Services Office's executive director.

DHS ‘blew up’ its hiring system for cybersecurity talent

by Dave Nyczepir

The new process will offer market-sensitive pay across the board and enable the department to make job offers more quickly, such as at tech conferences.

DHS needs help peeking into state and local networks, cybersecurity official says

by Benjamin Freed

A top federal cybersecurity official said Wednesday the Department of Homeland Security often lacks a clear picture of state and local governments’ network security, even as foreign adversaries increase their attempts to disrupt all levels of the public sector. And while federal agencies are getting better at working with state and local authorities, they face an ongoing challenge of staying ahead of an evolving threat landscape. “We don’t have good…

Homeland Security looks to grow talent in cloud, zero-trust

by Dave Nyczepir

Recruitment and succession planning are the two “pressing needs” within the Department of Homeland Security’s IT and cybersecurity talent portfolio, Deputy CIO Stephen Rice said Thursday. Federal IT staff lacks “technical depth” in the area of cloud architecture, as well as zero-trust and software-defined networking, Rice said at an AFCEA luncheon in Arlington, Virginia. Amazon’s promise to

DHS preps launch of Cyber Talent Management System

by Billy Mitchell

The Department of Homeland Security requested $11.4 million in fiscal 2020 to fund the launch of a personnel system for hiring cybersecurity talent. First detailed in the administration’s reorganization plan last summer, the Cyber Talent Management System is described as an “agile and innovative personnel system” that better equips DHS to “compete for cyber talent with

Senate bill wants agencies to bolster cybersecurity by sharing their talent

by Carten Cordell

Demand for cybersecurity talent has made federal agencies not only competitors with the private sector but also with each other. Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., wants to ensure the federal market for cyber talent doesn’t create an environment of have-and-have-not agencies that could leave networks open to attack. So, he’s pushing legislation that would allow them to

Ditch the General Schedule, build competency-based workforce, report says

by Carten Cordell

As the accelerating pace of technology upends how many Americans work, a new report suggests a complete overhaul of the federal workforce is needed to ensure the future role of government. Officials from the National Academy of Public Administration detailed the second volume of its “No Time To Wait” report series Tuesday, advising that the federal

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