Free and professional development aren’t two words you always hear in the same sentence. But we sat down with the head of one governmentwide program aimed at breaking down silos and connecting employees with new opportunities.
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In the wake of the devastating OPM data breach, the Obama administration is gradually shifting investigation duties to a new entity that will be supported by the Defense Department.
These initiatives include beefing up the federal government’s response to major cyber incidents, improving recruitment of cyber professionals and incorporating security requirements into federal contracts.
Whether you’re a stickler for standards or not, the U.S. federal cloud computing market is better off because of them. Thanks to the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), there are now baseline requirements for securing cloud products and services in use governmentwide. But the work doesn’t end after an agency finds a FedRAMP-compliant vendor…. Read more »
Here’s how agencies are giving employees more opportunities to expand their skills, meet new people and learn about other parts of the agency.
If your background investigation data was stolen in the massive OPM breach, here’s what you can expect during the notification process.
Ever wondered what it’s like to be a Cyber Linguist or a Data Scientist? The National Security Agency is rolling out a nationwide initiative that lets you test your chops at solving real-world cyber scenarios.
IT specialists are among the most sought after professionals in the federal government, yet they do not give the government high ratings when it comes to recruiting, retaining or training them.
There’s plenty of buzz about government and its contractors being lean and agile. But how should agencies be thinking about these approaches, and how can they practically apply them to government? Greg Godbout, Chief Technology Officer at the Environmental Protection Agency offered this advice to agencies: “Agile is not what a software development team does…. Read more »
Much like the military’s use of the Defense Language Aptitude Battery to test a person’s ability to learn a foreign language, the Air Force is developing an assessment tool to help determine a recruit’s ability to operate in the cyber domain. There are assessments out there today, but the Air Force needs to decide how… Read more »