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OPM makes competing for cybersecurity talent a priority


The director recently signed off on "critical" pay increases for a couple of cyber positions to keep pace with other agencies.

The Daily Scoop Podcast: September 20, 2021


On today’s episode of The Daily Scoop Podcast, Francis Rose covers a new chief data officer coming to OPM, more industry reaction to the new CMMC and new 5G technologies in the works at the VA.

USDS wants to fix the ‘black hole’ USAJOBS with alternative hiring assessment


The U.S. Digital Service recently piloted pass-fail assessments of applicants against IT job requirements at the Department of Health and Human Services and National Park Service.

Update Paused: Could the shutdown stunt the government’s 21st century workforce?


The partial government shutdown has exacted disruptions to federal operations, including the White House's efforts to build a technology-based workforce.

Ditch the General Schedule, build competency-based workforce, report says


A new report suggests a complete overhaul of the federal workforce is needed to ensure the future role of government.