Army’s new cyber units come with serious workforce challenges, GAO finds
The Army is facing a range of staffing, equipment and training issues as it shifts to face the future of warfare.
At DEF CON’s aviation village, the military is interested in more than just the hacks
The Defense Digital Service's newly minted chief, Brett Goldstein, tells CyberScoop his team intends to use the DEFCON aviation village as a way to attract recruits to hack the Pentagon.
Military would emphasize recruitment for tech skills under Senate AI Caucus leaders’ bill
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
Security clearances, cybersecurity, 2020 census remain on GAO’s High-Risk List
The latest edition of the Government Accountability Office’s “High-Risk List” of federal programs highlights problems in the governmentwide program for granting security clearances, and it reiterates concerns about the 2020 census and the government’s role in the nation’s cybersecurity. The new report, which will be featured in a House hearing Wednesday afternoon, also includes familiar notes about IT modernization.
DOD needs to staff up to hire Cyber Excepted Service personnel, officials say
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
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