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GovCon Expert Chuck Brooks: Innovation is Strengthening the Federal Cybersecurity Workforce

GovCon Expert Chuck Brooks

GovCon Expert Chuck Brooks has published his latest article as a member of Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Expert program on Friday. Brooks discussed the federal government's development of its cyber workforce, upskilling and reskilling federal workers as well as addressing the ongoing challenge of cybersecurity workforce requirements. You can read Chuck Brooks' latest GovCon Expert below: Innovation is Strengthening the Federal Cybersecurity Workforce 

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OSTP, NSF, DOE Announce $1B Investment to Set Up AI, Quantum Research Hubs; Michael Kratsios Quoted

Michael Kratsios US CTO

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation have announced that they will invest more than $1B to help build 12 research institutes focused on artificial intelligence and quantum information science.

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Defense Contractors Ask Government to Backfill DoD Money Used to Cover COVID-19 Expenses

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The CEOs of eight defense contractors wrote separate letters to the White House and the Department of Defense saying that the money sourced from DoD’s budget to help companies retain highly skilled employees during the COVID-19 pandemic should be replaced with new funds to prevent military modernization programs from being jeopardized, Reuters reported Thursday.

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Pentagon Unveils Resilience Plan as Military, Employees Return to Normal Operations

The Department of Defense’s office of the chief management officer has released a five-phased plan to provide guidance to commanders and supervisors as they prepare military personnel, government civilian employees and contractors to return to normal operations while ensuring their safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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House OKs Potential $484B Emergency Relief Package

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The House on Thursday passed a potential $484B emergency relief package that would provide additional funds for small businesses and expand COVID-19 testing efforts amid the coronavirus pandemic, The Hill reported Thursday. The measure brings the country’s total coronavirus pandemic response dollars to approximately $2.8T and includes $310B in additional funds for the Paycheck Protection Program, $75B for hospitals and $25B for COVID-19 testing.

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