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Filling those jobs — fast

Cyber Command has recently cut down the average amount of time it takes to hire someone — 111 days to 44 days — under the Cyber Excepted Service program, according to the Department of Defense CISO Jack Wilmer. The CES program, authorized by Congress in 2016, establishes market-based pay scales and allows hiring with or without public notification or vacancy announcements, both intended to decrease red tape in the Pentagon’s hiring process. Since implementing the CES program, the Pentagon has seen fewer cases of candidates leaving DOD jobs on the table for the private sector. Shannon Vavra has more.

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What's coming from the federal workforce

The government has made progress on hiring authorities and performance management, but still has work to do on “building in agility” to what it means to be a federal employee, Margaret Weichert said Thursday. At FedScoop’s Workforce Summit, the deputy director for management in the White House Office of Management and Budget said workforce is “one of the most important issues we can address as Americans." "A 19th-century framework for people and talent,” she said, referring to how federal service is currently structured, “isn’t going to cut it.” See her full remarks here.

‘30 percent’ of Illinois state IT workforce eligible to retire

State CIO Ron Guerrier says it’s a problem seen in many states, and one that’s prompted him to explore new recruitment methods. Watch his full remarks here.

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