Billy Mitchell

Billy Mitchell

Tech

WorkScoop presents the Best Bosses in Fed IT

by • 3 weeks ago

Meet the 54 leaders driving the federal government's digital transformation.

Culture

White House celebrates ‘outstanding’ employees with Gears of Government awards

by • 2 months ago

The White House recognized 24 federal employees at seven agencies Monday with the President’s Gears of Government Award. Developed in 2018 by the Office of Management and Budget, the awards recognize federal employees “whose performance and dedication support exceptional delivery of key outcomes for the American people: mission results, customer service, and accountable stewardship,” according to

Government

IT modernization is a $2B top priority for IRS

by • 2 months ago

IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig cited IT modernization Wednesday as one of his agency’s most pressing priorities in the coming years. Rettig told the Senate Finance Committee the service has a business plan in place to modernize its IT systems that would cost between $2.3 billion and $2.7 billion over the next six years, starting with $290 million

Government

OPM finalizes IT direct-hire authority without changes

by • 3 months ago

The Trump administration has given its final ruling on direct-hire authority for mission-critical IT positions, and it looks exactly like the draft regulation it proposed last October. The Office of Personnel Management issued its final rule, to be published Wednesday morning in the Federal Register, adopting the proposal without changes. It gives agency heads the authority to

Culture

NSF wants you to build an app to help reskill federal workers

by • 3 months ago

The National Science Foundation announced five winners Friday for the first phase of its Career Compass challenge — a competition to crowdsource ideas for technology solutions that will help federal workers plan for the changing nature of work. The winners, which described of tech-enabled solutions to help reskill and upskill the federal workforce, came from a pool

Government

Weichert: IT direct-hire authority is almost here

by • 3 months ago

A new policy that would give agency heads direct-hire authority for mission-critical IT positions will be finalized soon. Margaret Weichert, deputy director of management at the Office of Management and Budget, announced Thursday at FedScoop’s IT Modernization Summit that the final regulation for IT direct-hire authority will be published on the Federal Register in a

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