The great cybersecurity star search

A consortium of private and government organizations has launched a program of competitions and educational opportunities for young people to build the next-generation cybersecurity workforce.

Analyst: Acquisition workforce needs retooling

A unified acquisition employment series should include program management, contracting officers and an expanded version of a contracting officer's technical representative.

Acquisition workforce needs own category, analyst says

A new government job series should include program management, contracting officers, and a new function named “requirements management,” which would be “a professionalized super COTR.”

Got cyber skills? Uncle Sam wants you

A new program tries to find young people that could meet the government's need for more highly skilled cybersecurity professionals.

Feds need help hiring cyber workforce

The government has problems hiring enough cybersecurity workers and needs to ratchet up recruiting, a study released today says.

Agencies riddled with security holes, GAO says

The Government Accountability Office says agencies' information security policies aren't good enough and OMB needs to improve its guidance under FISMA.

War games spark better-informed decisions

War games are not just for children and generals. The authors of a new book demonstrate how the concepts can apply to vexing business problems.

The new cybersecurity licensing proposal

Here's how a Senate proposal to require certification or even licensing for cybersecurity professionals would work.

How DOD's certification program works

DOD published a manual describing various job categories, including technical and management positions, and the different certifications that meet the training requirement. Here are a few examples.

Cybersecurity training: The battle over mandates

A debate rages over a Senate proposal to require certification or licensing for all cybersecurity professionals who work on government information systems.

DHS infrastructure unit hiring 621 more workers

DHS' Philip Reitinger tells a House subcommittee that 'right-sizing' the workforce is his top priority.

Success with Web 2.0 requires risk

At the Government Leadership Summit, government leaders and social-media experts shared their take on the path to Web 2.0 enlightenment.

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