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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.
U.S. CTO nominee Kratsios: Workforce development ‘at the heart of everything we do’
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
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
OMB recently published a memo with deadlines, qualification requirements and more.
White House celebrates ‘outstanding’ employees with Gears of Government awards
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
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
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
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
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