New cyber hiring powers for DHS; Cloudy vision for the PMA – FedScoop

On today’s episode of The Daily Scoop Podcast, a selection for the top acquisition job in the Pentagon, pre-pandemic staffing levels may be impossible in open-office spaces (page 28),  and no punishment- yet– for feds who won’t vaccinate.
The new President’s Management Agenda Vision includes three main priorities with strategies under each for agencies to execute. The first priority is strengthening the federal workforce. Rafael Borras, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Homeland Security and Defense Business Council, explains  how agencies should respond. 
The new USDA telework and remote work policy lets eligible employees work away from the office up to eight out of ten days each pay period. It’s the latest sign things won’t go back to how they were before the  pandemic. Former NASA CIO Renee Wynn has ideas to ease the transition to what’s coming next, and how to prepare for it.
The Department of Homeland Security has new power to hire cyber professionals, and more money to pay them. The framework is called the Cybersecurity Talent Management System. The Chief Human Capital Officer at DHS, Angela Bailey, describes how the system works, and how leaders should gauge its success.
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