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.
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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 »
In writing this series I wanted to know more about the characteristics and qualities IT hiring managers look for in potential candidates. Do they want someone who has previous public sector experience? Someone who has years of private sector experience? Or someone who has every credential known to man?
If you’ve asked any federal hiring manager for advice on landing an IT job, I’m sure at least one person has directed you here: USAJobs.gov. I know, I know — it kind of feels like a let down. The last thing any eager applicant wants to hear is the URL address for a site that… Read more »