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 •  October 17

In what is being billed as the first event of its kind, about 20 agencies will conduct a joint career fair for hiring into cybersecurity and other IT-based occupations, a field where the government has special difficulty in recruiting. The Federal Tech/Cyber Hiring and Recruitment event, sponsored by the CIO Council, will feature availability for...

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 •  September 8

The Defense Department is elevating U.S. Cyber Command to unified combat-command status. The change is indicative of the increased attention to cyber security, the Pentagon said in making the announcement of the change. Established in 2009 as a measure to increase security of the military’s cyber systems, the command would assume organizational...

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 •  September 5

DoD has issued guidance to stand up its “cyber excepted service” which will serve as the civilian excepted service personnel system for designated positions with cyber responsibilities, under terms of authority enacted in 2015. Elements include greater flexibility for management in recruiting both internally and externally; preference for hiring...

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 •  August 2

Newly offered legislation (HR-3403) in the House would require appointment of a federal official to take charge of assistance to federal employees in any future cyberattack targeting them. The bill was offered on roughly the second anniversary of disclosure that two OPM databases had been hacked, one containing work-related records and the other...

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 •  July 7

The Pentagon expects to soon issue guidance on its authority to create a cyber excepted service, acting DoD CIO John Zangardi said at a conference. Hiring and retaining employees with high-demand cyber skills has been a persistent issue government-wide, with one result being the authority for DoD to take an enterprise-wide approach for managing...