Carten Cordell

Carten Cordell

Government

RPA is the new ‘it’ technology — so, when will it get the spotlight?

by • 4 months ago

When trying to forecast how automation will reshape the future of work, Mike Wetklow sees one technology as emblematic of the coming age: the ATM. After the first operational ATM appeared in the United Kingdom in 1967,  the new technology reduced the number of teller positions needed but afforded banks the ability to sell more

Government

OPM wants agencies to start gameplanning the modern workforce

by • 4 months ago

The Office of Personnel Management directed federal agencies to start thinking about the future of work and what skills they would need for it. Acting OPM Director Margaret Weichert called on agencies in a memo Wednesday to detail the gains and challenges they have faced in implementing the workforce goals laid out in last year’s President

Government

Senate bill wants agencies to bolster cybersecurity by sharing their talent

by • 4 months ago

Demand for cybersecurity talent has made federal agencies not only competitors with the private sector but also with each other. Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., wants to ensure the federal market for cyber talent doesn’t create an environment of have-and-have-not agencies that could leave networks open to attack. So, he’s pushing legislation that would allow them to

Culture

Keep calm, workforce: There are still too many AI unknowns, experts say

by • 5 months ago

It’s inevitable that artificial intelligence will play a role in the future of work, but exactly what role it will play and how big its effects will be are still largely a mystery, officials said Friday on a panel about government response to the emerging technology. “There’s a lot of hype about we’re all not

Training

Public-private partnerships could lead to big reskilling returns, report says

by • 5 months ago

A partnership between public and private entities could be the key to cutting the costs of reskilling the current workforce for the future, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum. As emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and automation continue to shape the future of work, the concern among many is what impact

Tech

Talent and data top DOD’s challenges for AI, chief data officer says

by • 5 months ago

The Pentagon has made big plans to adopt artificial intelligence across the department, but two very large hurdles stand in the way of that goal, its new chief data officer said Wednesday: structuring data and recruiting the talent to manage it. “You can’t feed the algorithms if you don’t have data. Solid, clean data in large volumes, well-tagged

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