OPM will survey agencies for STEM, cybersecurity direct hire authority
The office is moving forward with its plans to provide direct hire authority for in-demand technology jobs, and it’s asking federal agencies for help.
Retrained agency employees can be a key source of cybersecurity talent, NSC official says
Agencies will have to start looking for their "own sort of magical unicorns" inside their organizations, says Tyson Meadors, the National Security Council’s director of cybersecurity policy.
Agencies have until April 2018 to assign critical cyber job codes
The Office of Personnel Management issued a memo on Dec. 6 outlining the next steps for agencies to identify critical technology skills gaps.
Despite open jobs, veterans face problems landing civilian cybersecurity roles
Low morale at places like the National Security Agency and high salaries outside of government drive personnel away from Washington, D.C., and into the waiting arms of Silicon Valley.
NIST awards three-year grant for cybersecurity jobs ‘heat map’
IT trade group CompTIA will receive $249,000 in the first year year of the project to help illustrate cybersecurity job vacancies. The map is expected to come out in late 2016.