CISA launches contest to identify top cyber talent in government

The winning person or team is eligible for up to a $50,000 bonus from their home agency.

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Agency CDOs say building a data-savvy workforce is top of mind

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 5 days ago

Two federal CDOs said building a data-savvy workforce is very much front of mind at their agencies.

Career Compass challenge winner provides a ‘full lifecycle’ view of your career journey

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 2 weeks ago

Phase two of the NSF competition wrapped up recently.

DIU wants annual penetration testing, and more, to secure its own IT

by Dave Nyczepir • 3 weeks ago

The Pentagon agency also seeks red teaming and cybersecurity training services to ensure its own networks comply with federal rules.

Navy creates elevated CIO office

by Jackson Barnett • 4 weeks ago

A new, elevated department-level CIO role, formally the special assistant for information management, will lead a team dedicated to proactively improving cybersecurity and managing other digital priorities.

Census Bureau hires new CISO Beau Houser

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 4 weeks ago

Beau Houser will leave SBA for Census in mid-September.

Agencies ‘buckling down’ on EIS solicitations

by Dave Nyczepir • 4 weeks ago

While some agencies are expected to miss the Sept. 30 deadline for awarding task orders, GSA's telecommunications director said it's more of a warning.

Keeping the workforce safe and informed during critical events, with cloud-based tools

by Julia Weaver • 4 weeks ago

Software tools can improve how leaders communicate with employees during emergencies and other events as agencies adapt to an increasingly mobile workforce.

Army’s new cyber units come with serious workforce challenges, GAO finds

by Jackson Barnett • 1 month ago

The Army is facing a range of staffing, equipment and training issues as it shifts to face the future of warfare.

State Department saw ‘significant’ IT staffing reductions during federal hiring freeze

by Dave Nyczepir • 1 month ago

Civil service staffing for IT positions declined 6.3% through May 2018, according to an Office of Inspector General report.

How to get more young people involved in civic tech, according to young people

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 1 month ago

A panel of Coding it Forward's summer 2019 Civic Digital Fellows reflected on this question at the program's demo day.

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