How much of the cybersecurity talent shortage is self-inflicted?
The cybersecurity workforce gap goes beyond a lack of CISOs or an unwillingness to pay salaries.
How to get more young people involved in civic tech, according to young people
A panel of Coding it Forward's summer 2019 Civic Digital Fellows reflected on this question at the program's demo day.
Congress wants to give DOD a top IT workforce recruitment official
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
Commission issues early recommendations for better federal IT hiring
The National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service has a few ideas on how the federal government can better attract and retain IT and cybersecurity talent. In a recently released staff memorandum, the bipartisan commission offered its preliminary findings and thoughts. The memo was released in tandem with a hearing on critical skills and benefits held
The CIO Council is running a code challenge. Why?
Earlier this month, without uttering more than a couple tweets, the Federal CIO Council launched a code challenge. The pilot initiative, which the CIO Council hopes will help the federal government “recruit the best qualified IT talent,” will run in three consecutive challenges this summer testing front end, DevOps and core computer science skills. The
11 federal agencies help start Cybersecurity Talent Initiative
A public-private partnership including 11 federal agencies on Tuesday launched the Cybersecurity Talent Initiative to improve the workforce pipeline to hundreds of thousands of cyber-related vacancies. Through the new program, graduating or recently graduated college students may apply for a two-year cybersecurity placement at a federal agency, after which they’ll be eligible for a full-time
DHS preps launch of Cyber Talent Management System
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
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
Developing new government talent pipelines through new ways of thinking
Attracting new talent to the federal workforce is a growing concern, and it’s going to take more than just traditional recruitment methods to get enough new tech talent through the door. It’s no secret among federal agency hiring managers that steep competition for the same talent is a big problem on the recruiting front. Big