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OPM Wants to Know the Most Critical Cyber Workforce Needs

The Office of Personnel Management asked agencies to put together an earlier-than-anticipated report on the “critical need” for cybersecurity workers in a June 11 memo to human resource officers.

Based on requirements in the Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Assessment Act of 2015, OPM issued guidance on April 2 detailing how agencies should identify and classify the cybersecurity positions that were of “critical need” for the agency, or those that had the greatest staffing shortages and were the most mission-critical.

The April guidance said that agencies would need to submit a full report to OPM by April 30, 2019, but the office is now requiring that agencies submit a preliminary report by Aug. 31, 2018, on the work roles of critical need and their root causes.

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