Cyber Workforce

  • New DoD personnel system hires cyber workers faster, but numbers still small

    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.

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

    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.

  • Staying relevant in an increasingly cyber world

    As the cyber industry expands, there’s an influx of unique job titles: cybersecurity analyst, cybersecurity manager, even cyber warrior. But, working in the field of cybersecurity doesn’t always mean holding a position with a trendy tech name.

  • How NSA is winning the war for cyber talent

    Kathy Hutson, NSA’s senior strategist for academic engagement, said a 20-year partnership with the University of Maryland, Baltimore County helps keep current employees growing, while bringing in new ones.

  • Solving the cyber puzzle – from trust to talent

    Arlette Hart, senior cybersecurity technologist at Leidos, joined Federal News Network to discuss the state of cybersecurity today and the need to recruit and retain top talent.

  • 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 uniformed servicemember is expected to be able to deploy to combat.

  • More authorities could help Army recruit cyber officers from Silicon Valley

    After a lackluster first year in its Cyber Direct Commissioning program, the Army is hoping a combination of higher pay and better marketing will let it attract more candidates from industry, academia.

  • Reorg report details plan, timeline for cyber workforce and IT improvements

    The Trump administration plans to tackle the federal shortage of cybersecurity professionals include a new cybersecurity hiring system, a cybersecurity reservist program, and a plan to reskill current federal employees while improving the pipeline for new cyber talent.

  • The challenge of our generation

    Cyberspace has been defined as a ‘fifth domain’ of warfare alongside sea, air, land, and space. Like our physical reality, cyberspace is coupled with survival pitfalls and we’re learning how to better identify, manage, mitigate, and respond to them as our knowledge and experience evolves.

  • NDAA would let DoD onboard new cyber officers at much higher pay grades

    The House’s version of the annual Defense policy bill would let the military onboard new officers with outside cyber expertise up to the rank of Army colonel or Navy captain.