Low salaries, background checks hinder FBI’s cybersecurity recruitment
July 31, 2015
The FBI cannot compete with the private sector when it comes to attracting top cybersecurity talent, according to a new FBI OIG report.
David Stegon was a staff reporter for FedScoop and StateScoop from 2011-2014.
The General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service has named three new members to its One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services team.
OASIS is a $4 billion strategic program enabling acquisition of complex integrated professional services along with supporting technology.
The new additions, who will work out of the Ft. Worth, Tex., office:
Todd Richards will serve as the Deputy Director of the OASIS Program Management Office, where he has been serving in an acting capacity. Formerly, Todd served as a Senior Contracting Officer and Business Development Specialist for the Enterprise GWAC Center in Ft. Worth, Texas, as well as a Senior Contracting Officer assigned to supporting the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board. Todd has served over 22 years in the Federal Government and over 18 of those years have been in contracting. Todd began his career as an active duty Air Force officer, serving both as a Nuclear Missile Launch Officer and a Contracting Officer.
Tommy Thomas comes to the OASIS team to serve as the OASIS PCO. Tom has more than 22 years of acquisition experience supporting customer missions with effective, streamlined acquisition solutions. Prior to his current position, Tom served as Supervisory Contracting Officer in GSA, Public Building Services, Region 7, managing contracts supporting the Operations and Maintenance of Federal Buildings. Tom also served 9 years within the GSA, FAS GWAC office, Regions 4 and 7, supporting Department of Defense and Federal Information Technology programs. He was the Contracting Officer for the Millennia Lite GWAC and Alliant GWAC.
Valerie Bindel will be a part of the OASIS team as a Senior Contracting Officer and brings a wealth of experience to the team. Valerie comes to the OASIS team from the GSA Office of Integrated Technology Services (ITS). Valerie was a critical member of the GWAC Center in Ft. Worth, Texas, serving as the Alliant Scope Review Team Leader asowell as other important roles. Valerie also served as a Senior Contracting Officer in supporting the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board as a special assignment. Prior to that, she was a Lead Contracting Officer in the Schedules 70 branch.