Leslie Weinstein, an Army Reserve officer and DoD policy consultant, explains why cyber excepted service can help the DoD attract and retain the best employees.
DHS, the CIA and DoD are finding innovative ways to hire, train and retain employees with expertise in cybersecurity, cloud computing and other hard-to-fill technology skillsets.
In today’s Federal Newscast, given the acute and ongoing shortage of cybersecurity talent, government officials are starting to think about hiring on skill, rather than specific degree.
The Marine Corps plans to convert all of the civilian billets within its cyber command to the new Cyber Excepted Service starting next month.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the General Services Administration is changing how it verifies that companies are eligible to do business with or receive assistance from the government.
U.S. Cyber Command said the new Cyber Excepted Service has cut its time-to-hire by 60 percent. But so far, DoD has only used the new personnel system for a few hundred positions.
Three years after Congress gave DoD permission to set up a separate personnel system to attract cyber talent, officials say they’re on the verge of an “exponential” increase in usage of the Cyber Excepted Service.
DISA still isn’t using the cyber excepted service to help hire new talent.
Only 20 percent of the Army’s cyber teams are made up of civilians. The Army is analyzing whether that’s the right ratio in an environment where every uniformed servicemember is expected to be able to deploy to combat.
The Defense Department is planning a three-phase rollout of a new personnel system for its cyber workforce.