European police hope Google ads will steer teenagers away from a life of hacking
Success is hard to measure, police say.
DOD grapples with the future of its cyber workforce
"I think the divide between the need is growing compared to what we’re able to fulfill. I’m not sure we’re closing the gap, and time is ticking for us to do so," Lt. Gen. Dennis Crall, CIO of the Joint Staff, said during a hearing.
This team wants to teach your kids cybersecurity while they're home from school
This virtual school could keep kids engaged while coronavirus-related school closures skyrocket.
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