DoD Reporter's Notebook

FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2019, file photo, National Security Agency director and head of U.S. Cyber Command Gen. Paul Nakasone testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Nakasone says the military learned a lot as it worked with other government agencies to thwart Russian interference in the 2018 midterm elections. He says the focus has turned to the next election cycle. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

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…

Read more
(Photo by Michael L. Lewis)Uniformed and civilian cyber and military intelligence specialists monitor Army networks in the Cyber Mission Unit’s Cyber Operations Center at Fort Gordon, Ga. (Photo by Michael L. Lewis)

Army’s top cyber officer pushes other disciplines, information operations

The new commander of Army Cyber Command is advocating for a rebranding, along with an expanded mission set that embraces information operations, intelligence.

Read more

Army may seek its own authority to hire military spouses, bypassing OPM

The Army is looking at new steps to boost military spouse employment, potentially including new authorities to hire them as civilian employees.

Read more
Robert Wilkie

Wilkie’s nomination for VA secretary leaves giant hole in DoD’s personnel operation

The office of the undersecretary for personnel and readiness has five Senate-confirmable positions and up until now, Robert Wilkie’s seat was the only one the Trump administration had managed to fill.

Read more