Cyber Excepted Service

FILE - In this May 14, 2013, file photo, the Department of Justice headquarters building in Washington is photographed early in the morning. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

It’s not just the private sector — agencies are competing with each other for cyber talent

OPM wants to level the playing field for agencies trying to recruit and retain cybersecurity specialists.

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One potential job for the national cyber director? Fix the cyber workforce problem

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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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Secretary of the Army John McHugh receives an update briefing from various staff members of U.S. Army Cyber Command during a visit April 2, 2012, Fort Belvoir, Va. U.S. Army Cyber Command is the newest Army Service Component Command. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. John G. Martinez) (Photo Credit: Spc. John G. Martinez)

Army may incorporate more civilians into its cyber teams

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…

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A computer forensic examiner looks for evidence on hard drives at the Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center in Linthicum, Md., Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011. Hackers and hostile nations are launching increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks against U.S. defense contractors. And the Pentagon is extending a program to help protect its prime suppliers, while serving as a possible model for other government agencies. Pentagon analysts are investigating a growing number of cases involving the mishandling or removal of classified data from military and corporate systems. Defense officials say intrusions into defense networks are now close to 30 percent of the Pentagon's Cyber Crime Center's workload. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Full implementation of DoD’s Cyber Excepted Service still a year away

The Defense Department is planning a three-phase rollout of a new personnel system for its cyber workforce.

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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 to recruit candidates.

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