Security clearances, public-private rotations are prominent in House intelligence bill
A notorious backlog would get some tech solutions, and the intelligence community would have more flexibility with its workforce under the House-passed intelligence authorization bill.
Military would emphasize recruitment for tech skills under Senate AI Caucus leaders’ bill
Sens. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, want the Pentagon to "promote and maintain digital engineering as a core competency of the Armed Forces."
Cybersecurity pros could work for multiple agencies under bill passed by Senate
The intent is not only to help fill specific gaps in the workforce, but also to help agencies recruit and retain employees who otherwise might choose Silicon Valley over the government.
Senator wants to allow DHS to ban software from federal IT without notice
Sen. Dianne Feinstein said the bill was meant to curb increasing attempts of cyber-espionage by foreign nations.
Mac Thornberry wants to eliminate DISA
The legislation also calls to limit department senior executive service CIO roles to just five starting in 2021.
NSF’s cybersecurity Scholarship-for-Service program would expand under Senate bill
Bipartisan legislation advancing in the Senate would expand a National Science Foundation scholarship program that funds cybersecurity education for students who commit to government service after they obtain their degree.