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OPM to Release Hiring Model for Cybersecurity Jobs

OPM has said that it will roll out a new Strategic Recruitment for Cybersecurity Model, which will provide agencies with “a recruitment paradigm focused on building talent pipelines, cultivating and maintaining partnerships, monitoring recruitment activities, and sharing accountability.”

In a memo to agencies, OPM said it will host a live event at its headquarters and a webcast on July 25 starting at 1:30 p.m. Eastern time on the model, which arises from the federal cybersecurity workforce strategy memo issued by OMB a year ago. That strategy details government-wide actions to “identify, expand, recruit, develop, retain, and sustain a capable and competent workforce in key functional areas to address complex and ever-evolving cybersecurity threats,” as OPM put it.

The release of the model will be followed by a “cybersecurity recruitment ideation challenge’ in which a “select group of stakeholders from multiple federal agencies will collaborate via OPM-facilitated sessions to generate, develop, and share ideas and potential action steps to implement the model in their respective agencies.” That event August 8 will be in-person only and not webcast.