Cybersecurity

OPM's Ahuja gets an earful from agencies over enhanced pay for cyber talent

The Director of the Office of Personnel Management is navigating the intense competition among federal agencies for in-demand cybersecurity workers.

Quantity vs. quality in cyber legislation

Congress has a problem of too many cooks in the cybersecurity kitchen.

Cyber talent still in high demand

In the last 12 months, more than 769,000 cyber job postings went up in the United States.

35 fixes to help solve the cyber workforce gap

A new cyber workforce strategy will require the cooperation of the White House Office of the National Cyber Director, Office of Personnel Management and more to help fill thousands of public-sector cybersecurity positions.

White House seeks advice on cyber workforce development

The Office of the National Cyber Director is looking for input in a new request for information and will eventually quiz respondents about their ideas.

Bipartisan Senate bill aims to safeguard open source software

The Securing Open Source Software Act would task the Office of Management and Budget with issuing guidance around the secure usage of open source software and give new oversight responsibilities to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

A cyber workforce strategy is coming from the White House, along with an implementation body to make sure it works

The Office of the National Cyber Director has a workforce plan in development that looks to address public sector and private sector gaps in the cybersecurity profession.

White House's cyber office seeks a workforce lead

National Cyber Director Chris Inglis said Wednesday that the cyber workforce problem is a top priority.

Army updates cyber training after some graduates weren’t ready for their jobs

New classes and updated curriculum reflect evolving threats and lessons from the Ukraine war.

DHS looks to cyber self-assessments over CMMC model

DHS is considering how it might use self-assessments for vendors to measure their cyber hygiene—an approach that would set it apart from the Defense Department’s plans for third-party assessments.

Much-hyped effort to help DHS land cyber talent is slow to make hires

So far about four hires have been made under the Cybersecurity Talent Management System, with the agency hoping to make offers to 150 new cyber specialists by the end of September.

Sealing Technologies wins $168M Marine Corps cyber contract

The veteran-owned small business will help develop new systems to analyze vulnerabilities.

CISA task force leader calls for increased global cooperation on supply chain risks

A co-chair of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency task force working to bolster supply chain resilience says global solutions are required to address some of the biggest threats impacting domestic and international supply chains.

Text messages are federal records and must be saved, DOD orders

After news that Jan. 6 insurrection-related texts were wiped from former Pentagon officials’ phones, Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks ordered data on department devices must be retained. 

A top senate democrat asks the defense watchdog to investigate a new batch of missing Jan. 6 texts

“I don’t know whether the failure to preserve these critical government texts from Jan. 6 is the result of bad faith, stunning incompetence, or outdated records management policies, but we must get to the bottom of it,” said Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.

National Cyber Director’s office sheds light on forthcoming cybersecurity strategy

Building a more resilient cyber ecosystem tops the list, according to a top official from the office tasked with leading the initiative.