One of them is flexible hiring authority for the Department of Homeland Security, like the NSA has. Department officials have repeatedly emphasized it as one of the most important aspects of any legislation.
Paller said that “the shortage of cybersecurity skilled people makes it nearly impossible to respond to the current wave of attacks,” but there are signs of progress.
“We’re way behind,” Paller said. “But we’re not dead in the water.”
James Jones, communications director for DC Vote, tapes a "DC Constituents Service Day" sign on the wall as he stands with other DC residents outside of Rep. Andy Harris's office on Capitol Hill to protest Harris' actions against D.C.'s marijuana laws on Thursday, July 24, 2014. DC Vote encouraged DC residents to bring their complaints about city services to the Maryland congressman.