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GAO: Agencies struggle to define cybersecurity workforce

Several large departments have failed to close cybersecurity workforce gaps that could hinder efforts to protect their computers and networks, according to congressional auditors.

Tags: Ruben Gomez , cybersecurity , GAO , NIST , NICE , workforce , In Depth , Francis Rose , Gregory Wilshusen

Tuesday - 11/29/2011, 09:26pm EST
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Growing collaboration between US Cyber Command, DHS

The outgoing chief of staff for U.S. Cyber Command said recently the military's professional cyber corps has strong, diverse capabilities.

Tags: Cyber Command , DoD , David Senty , DHS ,

Wednesday - 09/28/2011, 10:23am EDT

OPM's new cyber worker definition to improve hiring

The agency and the CIO Council creates a list of the competencies cybersecurity workers need. OPM's Kichak said agencies will have a common understanding of the skills and abilities these employees need.

Tags: technology , management , Nancy Kichak , OPM , CIO Council , cybersecurity , hiring authorities , Jason Miller

Monday - 02/28/2011, 07:03am EST
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DoD wants common cyber picture

The Cyber Command is focused on achieving real-time capabilities, but the director of current operations said they still have serious work to do. He appealed to industry leaders for help designing a sufficient platform.

Tags: cybersecurity , technology , DoD , Cyber Command , John Davis , AFCEA , Meg Beasley

Thursday - 02/24/2011, 07:36am EST

Navy activates real-time view of networks

The Navy's Fleet Cyber Command said a lack of real-time visibility into their computer networks is a problem. A new operations center opening this week at Ft. Meade will let technicians see cyber attacks as they are happening.

Tags: technology , Barry McCullough , DoD , Navy , Cyber Command , cybersecurity , electronic warfare , situational awareness , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 12/14/2010, 08:07pm EST
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How to build a better cybersecurity workforce

Security community urges lawmakers to consider feedback regarding how to solve federal human capital crisis in cybersecurity. ISC's Hord Tipton gives us details on a new poll.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , ISC Squared , Hord Tipton , best practices , Suzanne Kubota , CSIS

Wednesday - 11/17/2010, 10:31am EST
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Air Force grooming cyber wingmen

The service is giving careful thought to the human side of the cybersecurity equation. The top commander of the Air Force's Space Command said it's no longer a matter of information assurance, and it's all about mission assurance.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , DoD , Air Force , Michael Basla , Air Force Academy , Max Cacas

Friday - 11/12/2010, 06:46am EST
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Cyber workforce cannot be a zero sum game

Agencies and industry are trading employees with specific technology skills, but in the end both need to increase the overall workforce. One expert calls for the professionalization of cybersecurity workers. Agencies are finding new ways to recruit these in-demand employees.

Tags: technology , management , Phil Reitinger , Kevin Cooley , DHS , Navy , Jim Lewis , Susan Aldridge , CSIS , University of Maryland , Deloitte , cybersecurity , training , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/22/2010, 07:16am EDT
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OPM survey shaping future cyber workforce

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month officially kicks off today. In coming weeks, federal officials are expected to launch a number of public programs to raise awareness of the importance of securing the nation's computer networks for both government and private industry. But some officials also are using it as an opportunity to ask, "Where will the cybersecurity workers of tomorrow come from?"

Tags: technology , pay and benefits , management , cybersecurity , NIST , OPM , Maureen Higgins , CyberWatch , Robert Spear , NSF , Cybersecurity Awareness Month , Max Cacas

Friday - 10/01/2010, 07:37am EDT
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