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Pentagon now using direct-hire authorities for a third of its cyber workforce

Congress has given DoD several tools to recruit and hire employees with cyber expertise. Recent statistics appear to show the Pentagon is beginning to…

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Sean Roche, the associate deputy director for Digital Innovation at the CIASean Roche, CIA

Tired of talking about the cyber workforce challenge? Here’s 3 agencies finding a solution

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The Marine Corps Systems Command’s Cyber Advisory Team completed its first emergency cyber acquisition as part of a new process designed to more quickly respond to the cyber warfighting needs of the force. The CAT quickly analyzes, distinguished, prioritizes and tracks cyber acquisition processes in order to provide more responsive and effective support to Marine Corps cyber forces. (U.S. Marine Corps illustration by Jennifer Sevier)

Marine Corps ‘in with both feet’ for DoD’s new cyber pay and personnel system

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GSA awards new contract to help federal awards process run smoother

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Despite sluggish rollout, DoD vows to expand new hiring system for cyber personnel

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Amid growing need for civilian cyber experts, DISA still isn’t using hiring authorities to the fullest extent

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DoD issues rules setting up new pay, personnel system for cyber workforce

The Pentagon’s new Cyber Excepted Service will extend the probationary period for new employees to three years and give hiring managers more flexibility…

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Pentagon nearly ready to implement new personnel system for cyber workforce

The Defense Department’s acting chief information officer says final rules for the new Cyber Excepted Service should be in effect by July or August.

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DoD targets 3,000 civilian workers for new Cyber Excepted Service

DoD will ask around 3,000 current employees to move from the traditional civil service system to one that offers them fewer job protections but might also boost their pay and promotion prospects.

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