Workforce

Contractors, stakeholders offer wish lists for cyber workforce strategy

A rare White House RFI solicited frank discussion from industry on the pain points on cyber workforce recruitment for both the government and federal contractors. 

GSA establishes new legal division for technology services

The agency is seeking legal talent to help advise tech-focused offices.

OPM finalizes rules rescinding provisions of Trump’s firing executive order

The new regulations follow through on a 2021 executive order signed by President Biden rescinding several of the Trump administration’s personnel policies.

Some agencies aren't fulfilling Biden's promise to give feds time off to vote

Agencies are exploiting loopholes or issuing restrictive policies, confounding staff.

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.

Cyber talent still in high demand

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

AI training bill becomes law

The measure is meant to ensure that feds understand the risks and benefits of artificial intelligence.

Federal retirees are set to receive the highest COLA in decades, but some will get less than others

Civil Service Retirement System enrollees will see an 8.7% increase in their defined benefit pension payments in 2023, while participants in the Federal Employees Retirement System will only receive a 7.7% increase.

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.

AI task force aims to expand federal research opportunities beyond big tech

The National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource is planning to put out a roadmap in December which outlines how the federal government can recruit more diverse talent for AI research and development opportunities.

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.

Federal employees will pay 8.7% more toward health care premiums next year

The Office of Personnel Management said increased use of health care services as the COVID-19 pandemic has waned has led to the sharpest uptick in health insurance premiums in more than a decade.

Can apprenticeships help address the cyber workforce gap?

The push comes as part of the Labor Department's cybersecurity apprenticeship sprint, which it launched with the Department of Commerce over the summer.

Your guide to pay and benefits during a shutdown

Although lawmakers are loath to let appropriations lapse ahead of an election, complications remain over permitting reform and other measures expected to be included in legislation to keep the government open.