OEC Outreach Clips: Homeland Security making progress hiring cyber talent, Source Federal Times

The Department of Homeland Security is reporting positive results from its first-ever DHS Cyber and Tech Job Fair, which was held July 27-28 in Washington, D.C.  The DHS event saw 14,000 applicants, 2,500 walk-in candidates, 842 on-site interviews, 400 prospective job offers and 120 new employees within 60 days, according to a statement by Secretary Jeh Johnson as part of October’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month celebrations.    “We thank Congress for new legal authorities in support of our cyber recruitment and retention efforts,” Johnson said. “The department is maximizing its use of these authorities to build our cyber workforce. We also thank the Office of Personnel Management for granting DHS the authority to hire 1,000 cyber professionals this calendar year.” Homeland Security making progress hiring cyber talent