The Energy Department awarded contracts to six companies for research and development into overcoming obstacles that so far have prevented exascale computers from being built.
The draft plan also clarifies its mission and doubles down on past efforts like workforce development, modernization and enhancing efficiency.
Cybersecurity competitions are drawing more attention from and becoming more popular with federal agencies.
The per diem rate for lodging rose to $93, up $2 from last year, while the meals and incidental expenses allowance holds steady at $51.
Educational opportunity is the most important motivation government can use to attract cybersecurity talent, even more than pay or mission.
The data call requests agencies submit evaluations for positions that receive a rate of pay that differs from the standard General Schedule.
The Department of Energy faces distinct challenges in securing an energy infrastructure that largely consists of equipment designed before the internet was a consideration, much less hacking and cybersecurity. But it also has some unique resources to draw on in accomplishing this mission.
Federal efforts to develop a well-trained cybersecurity workforce are ramping up, due in large part to the edicts of President Donald Trump’s cybersecurity executive order.
The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs committee passed the TSP Modernization Act of 2017, along with a handful of other bills that could soon affect the lives and careers of the federal workforce.
Chris Lu, former deputy secretary for Labor, says the department also had its search for new headquarters canceled. And Dan Tangherlini, former General Services Administration administrator, said a discussion about federal capital investments needs to be had.
How does an agency improve customer experience while simultaneously dealing with a shrinking budget, a smaller workforce and maybe even a hiring freeze?
July 4 is the National Archives’ Super Bowl. The home of the original Declaration of Independence goes all out, with events including live readings of the Declaration on the steps of the Archives. Huge crowds of spectators join in, shouting “Huzzah” and “Boo,” prompted at the appropriate moments by NARA employees. Watch the festivities here.
Despite all expectations, total average compensation for employees with security clearances has actually slightly declined, dropping 1.27 percent, since 2014.
There’s an acronym used by federal leaders in the business of preventing or responding to Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive attacks: VUCA. It stands for “volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous,” it describes the CBRNE operational environment, and they agree that it’s only getting more apt.
Lawmakers are beginning to probe the depths of civilian agency budget cuts to discover the extent of their cost in human terms, and it’s leaving some of them concerned.