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By Clare O’Gara
Fri | Aug 2, 2019 | 6:21 AM PDT

No need to break out the detonators for this, though.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is changing the way they hire and compensate cyber talent.

For one, they're providing market-sensitive pay. Secondly, they can make hiring offers on the spot.

FedScoop covered the new DHS Cyber Talent Management System:

Testifying before a Senate subcommittee, Angela Bailey [Chief Human Capital Officer] said DHS is investing in economic surveys to clarify pay in a way that won't "necessarily" conform to the old General Schedule (GS) system.

"We're going to have the ability to go to Black Hat and some of the different conferences and be able to recruit directly and make job offers directly to those folks out of those different technical conferences and things like that," she told the Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management Subcommittee.