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How the pandemic helped election officials prepare for a flood of misinformation

by Sean Lyngaas

Election security experts say months of extraordinary preparation during the coronavirus pandemic are paying off.

OPM director: Skills-based hiring will be ‘particularly helpful’ for recruiting cyber talent

by Billy Mitchell

Michael Rigas said a recent executive order opens a major door for agencies to recruit and interview talented professionals who obtained their skills outside of school.

What, exactly, is a U.S. CTO?

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier

A look back at the relatively short history of the White House's chief technology officer role and accomplishments of the first four people to hold it.

Ex-DHS officials urge department to double down on its cybersecurity work

by Sean Lyngaas

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

White House prioritizes skills-based federal hiring in executive order

by Billy Mitchell

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.

Talent exchange programs expanding in the secretive intelligence world

by Jackson Barnett

The trend of rotational programs and talent exchanges is picking up steam in the IC.

USAJobs.gov preps special ‘guidance’ as part of Trump’s ‘second chance hiring’ initiative

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier

Attention-grabbing guests like Kim Kardashian West were the focus last week when President Trump announced his “second chance hiring” initiative for former prison inmates, but now government agencies are getting in on the action. The government’s official federal hiring platform, USAJobs.gov, is preparing for its role in an initiative that is otherwise focused primarily on encouraging private sector companies

White House wants federal AI investments coordinated with upcoming guidance

by Dave Nyczepir

Agencies should expect a series of guidances on artificial intelligence in the coming months, a White House official said Thursday, and they should prepare to coordinate their AI research and development with the Trump administration’s overall strategy. A new version of the National AI R&D Strategic Plan is coming out later this spring, said Lynne Parker, assistant

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