Join the #CIOCode Challenge!

Join the #CIOCode Challenge!

The federal government must attract top IT talent to modernize federal IT systems and deliver the most secure and effective services to the American people. To recruit the best qualified IT talent, in the most timely and cost-effective manner, we need to transform the federal IT hiring process.  As the Nation’s risk advisor, we’re looking for cyber professionals that will work to build the national capacity to defend against cyber-attacks.

As information technology becomes increasingly integrated with physical infrastructure operations, there is increased risk for wide scale or high-consequence events that could cause harm or disrupt services upon which our economy and the daily lives of millions of Americans depend. In light of the risk and potential consequences of cyber events, strengthening the security and resilience of cyberspace has become an important homeland security mission. We’re proud to support the CIO Code Challenge, and we hope you’ll join in!

The CIO Council has partnered with the technology hiring experts at HackerRank to pilot the first, large-scale, inter-agency code challenge. Code challenges are used extensively in the private sector to source and pre-qualify IT talent, and they are viewed as an industry best practice.

The #CIOCode Challenge pilot program began on May 6 and includes three separate online skill assessments, which run for approximately 30 days each. The first challenge for Front End launched on May 6. The second challenge for Core CS began June 10, and the third challenge for Dev/Ops begins July 8.

If you are interested taking the government-wide code challenge and have your scores be seen by CISA hiring managers, take the CIO Council's Code Challenge NOW! 

CISA and Core CS: Our cyber professionals are on the forefront of our Nation’s security and work on all parts of the security process, including penetration testing, incident response, malware analysis, and network clean-up. We’re looking for inquisitive cyber professionals who are up to the challenge of solving puzzles and difficult problems. You’ll have access to the most cutting-edge technology and will continuously learn new skills.

Learn More:    https://www.dhs.gov/cisa/cyber-incident-response https://www.dhs.gov/cisa/cybersecurity-assessments https://www.dhs.gov/cisa/detection-and-prevention

CISA and Dev/Ops: CISA develops new processes, tools, and technologies to assess cyber and physical threats/vulnerabilities to people and property, as well as the potential consequences that might result. Put your tech experience to work securing the Nation’s cyber infrastructure by working collaboratively with the public sector, private sector, government sectors and industry partners.

Learn More:    https://www.dhs.gov/cisa/securing-federal-networks https://www.dhs.gov/cisa/network-security-deployment https://www.dhs.gov/cisa/information-systems-security-line-business

Up to the challenge? Find CISA jobs online and apply now

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