Weichert unveils federal IT, cyber direct hire authority days into OPM tenure
The new acting director unveiled the agency’s plans to offer direct hire authority for IT, cybersecurity and STEM jobs within the federal government during a Thursday media roundtable.
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.
OPM’s Pon wants broad direct-hire authority for STEM, cybersecurity jobs
The OPM director said he hoped to infuse agencies with more flexibility to attain top technology talent.
Obama’s TechHire initiative adds 20 new cities
As President-elect Donald Trump fights to keep jobs at large employers like Carrier Corp. based in the U.S., President Barack Obama is pushing one of his key jobs initiatives — TechHire.
Senate Commerce Committee approves technology research policy bill
The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation approved a bipartisan bill Wednesday designed to streamline science and technology research and development.
Bill on research policy seeks to engage women, minorities
A senate bill seeks to support underrepresented populations in STEM--or Science, Technology, Engineering and Math--from their kindergarten days to major career moves.