Justice is Fast-Tracking Cyber Hires

May 15, 2014

The Justice Department is recruiting cyber professionals under special rules to fill vacancies more quickly now that funding constraints have eased somewhat, the department's top network security official said. While the severity of hacks is increasing, civilian agencies still struggle to bring capable computer programmers on staff.

Justice is moving beyond "the sequestration, the budget concerns from the last couple of years," Justice Chief Information Security Officer Melinda Rogers told Nextgov. She was referring to governmentwide spending cuts that took effect March 2013. "Our hiring freeze has lifted, and we're moving forward." 

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