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USDA consolidating SOC functions, personnel

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CISO Venice Goodwine has placed an emphasis on standardizing position descriptions in an effort to develop a workforce that can support new cyber capabilities.

Agencies fall behind on cybersecurity workforce coding, GAO says

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GAO officials found that OPM missed deadlines to establish a structure to track cybersecurity positions, causing a domino effect of delays.

OPM releases new cybersecurity skills gap guidance

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The guidance lays out how agencies can identify where they have cyber and IT skills shortages and what steps they can take to mitigate to fill those gaps.

Despite open jobs, veterans face problems landing civilian cybersecurity roles

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Low morale at places like the National Security Agency and high salaries outside of government drive personnel away from Washington, D.C., and into the waiting arms of Silicon Valley.

NIST awards three-year grant for cybersecurity jobs ‘heat map’

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IT trade group CompTIA will receive $249,000 in the first year year of the project to help illustrate cybersecurity job vacancies. The map is expected to come out in late 2016.

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