The NSA has a new interim cybersecurity director
The interim NSA Cybersecurity Director previously served as Cyber Command's executive director.
Hackers are using coronavirus-themed phishing lures to go after DOD networks
Hackers are targeting defense industrial base companies and their networks in order to move into DOD systems.
Pentagon further restricts building access, boosting telework demand, after contractor dies
The Pentagon raised its in-person workforce restrictions to its second highest-level, HPCON-C, increasing the number of employees that will need teleworking to some degree.
Cyber Command has drastically cut hiring time for cybersecurity roles, says DOD CISO
The Cyber Excepted Service program is bearing some fruit, Department of Defense CISO Jack Wilmer says.
Security clearance background checks should take three days, Rep. Will Hurd says
“I never thought I would have to work on such a basic issue as this," the Texas Republican says about the federal security clearance process, which is still working on a large backlog of applications.
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.
Looking for more civilian tech talent, Pentagon hires five recruiting companies
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
Pentagon aims to expedite security clearance process with $75M award
Perspecta Enterprise Solutions LLC won a $75 million other transaction agreement on May 14 to continue modernization of the federal security clearance process, in particular with machine learning and related technology. The Defense Security Service and Defense Information Systems Agency awarded the 24-month OTA, which covers improvements to National Background Investigation Services information technology. Perspecta
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