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Agencies and universities are refining job descriptions, revamping training and education programs and helping industry, academia and government to begin to reach consensus on the makeup of a modern-day cybersecurity workforce. The Office of Personnel Management also has made changes to personnel systems so that job descriptions map to the framework. The plan already has had in impact on cyber education at colleges and universities across the country.
Tags: cybersecurity , technology , NIST , DHS , NSA , DISA , Peggy Maxon , Roger Greenwell , Charles Clancy , Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University , Hume Center for National Security and Technology , INSA , workforce
Congress has a lot of unfinished business to tackle during its lame duck session expected in November. The House Intelligence Committee chairman thinks new threat information could push cyber legislation up the priority list.
Tags: technology , Congress , cybersecurity , National Security Agency , U.S. Cyber Command , Keith Alexander , House Intelligence Committee , Mike Rogers , CISPA , information sharing , U.S. Chamber of Commerce
As service transitions to Air Force and DoD enterprise IT models, defining what technology services should be shared is still on the to-do list. The service's AFNet program is the umbrella effort to centrally-manage many commodity IT functions.
The Defense Department has marked the week of Oct. 1 as Absentee Voting Week. It's urging service members living overseas to register to vote and to take care of absentee balloting while there's still time for mail to make its way to and from local election jurisdictions.
Procurement will start with management of 5,000 mobile devices, plus app stores for consumers inside and outside of VA. The agency awarded a three-year, $9.3 million deal to Longview International Technology Solutions to build and manage the technology in the cloud.
The agency plans to release solicitations to help agencies implement sensors to detect threats, followed by industry-provided services to analyze them. Congress approved $183 million to begin in 2013 to help get continuous monitoring off the ground more quickly.
Congress has told the Pentagon to stem the tide of suspected counterfeit parts that ultimately end up in military technology systems. First though, DoD has to come to grips with the fact that it can't simply mandate change to an industrial base it once controlled.
For the first time, review panels will question not just new IT projects, but also money spent on maintaining older technologies. The changes are part of an overhaul Congress ordered the Pentagon to implement with regard to how it handles investment review boards, the internal overseers that federal agencies use to greenlight spending for business IT systems.
Should-cost management and affordability-cap elements of acquisition overhaul have worked well, DoD's acquisition chief says. But workforce has overreacted to Pentagon's urging toward more fixed-price contracts.
DoD's top financial manager says the Pentagon is pressing forward to meet Congressional edicts for auditable financial statements. But constant federal budget emergencies are sapping huge amounts of energy from the financial workforce tasked with preparing for audit.
Tags: DoD , financial management , audit readiness , Robert Hale , Elizabeth McGrath , Congress , Air Force , Navy , Gladys Commons , Marilyn Thomas , DEAMS , ERP , House Armed Services Committee , budget , DoD Report , Federal Drive