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Security clearance background checks should take three days, Rep. Will Hurd says

by Shannon Vavra

“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.

U.S. CTO nominee Kratsios: Workforce development ‘at the heart of everything we do’

by Billy Mitchell

The nominee said during a Senate confirmation hearing that he plans to continue his work promoting the U.S. as the world's leader in innovation.

CompTIA, White House promise 625,000 worker certifications by 2024

by Dave Nyczepir

The trade association and the Trump administration say they want to improve the skills of hundreds of thousands of IT workers nationwide.

Agencies get guidance on how to pick a CDO, and more

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier

OMB recently published a memo with deadlines, qualification requirements and more.

White House celebrates ‘outstanding’ employees with Gears of Government awards

by Billy Mitchell

The White House recognized 24 federal employees at seven agencies Monday with the President’s Gears of Government Award. Developed in 2018 by the Office of Management and Budget, the awards recognize federal employees “whose performance and dedication support exceptional delivery of key outcomes for the American people: mission results, customer service, and accountable stewardship,” according to

White House targets federal cybersecurity workforce development in new executive order

by Shannon Vavra

This story first appeared on CyberScoop The White House is rolling out an executive order that is intended to bolster the nation’s cybersecurity workforce, senior administration officials told reporters on a call Thursday. The officials detailed a document that includes provisions geared toward the federal government’s employees, as well as education and career development initiatives for the

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

PPD-20 successor has yielded ‘operational success,’ Federal CISO says

by Sean Lyngaas

A revamped policy framework for offensive U.S. cyber operations is much quicker than its predecessor and has yielded “operational success,” a top White House cybersecurity official said Tuesday. Last August, President Donald Trump rescinded the Obama-era policy, known as Presidential Policy Directive 20, which governed U.S. hacking operations, and replaced it with the new framework. Critics said PPD-20’s intricate interagency process unnecessarily delayed offensive operations, while advocates called it an important mechanism…

Trump White House releases new R&D priorities list for 2020

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier

The White House released its annual research and development priorities memo Tuesday, indicating to agencies the kind of budgeting it would like to see in fiscal 2020. “The United States is a nation of thinkers, inventors, and entrepreneurs,” reads the memo, signed by Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney and Office of Science and

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