These are the stories Federal News Radio reporters are working on today.
Lawmakers will announce tomorrow the next competition in the US Cyber Challenge, a program the government hopes will create a new generation of cybersecurity experts. The new program, Cyber Foundations, is aimed at individual high school students. The Navy will provide full college scholarships to the winners. Alan Paller, the director of research at the SANS Institute, says there is already a competition for teams of high school students, but it’s important to give all kids the opportunity to compete. Reporter Meg Beasley will have the full report.
The VA says the Post 9-11 GI bill is among the most complicated benefits they’ve ever had to administer. But IT automation has helped them cut the processing time for new claims pretty dramatically. Reporter Jared Serbu will have the full report.
In Depth host Francis Rose discusses Pentagon officials’ defense of DoD budget cuts and priority changes.