IT firms make their marks on 'Top Workplaces' list

Cybersecurity company Tenable and enterprise software provider Appian were No. 5 and No. 6, respectively.

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The talent is out there — it is just not getting to the right places, Sue Gordon, principal deputy director of the Office of National Intelligence, said Tuesday. Gordon cited the need to share talent between the private and public sectors and to rethink the way intelligence workers navigate their careers. The partnership needs to extend

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Women account for less than one-quarter of the cybersecurity workforce overall, and in government the gap is often even wider. Maria Thompson, the chief risk officer for the North Carolina Department of Information Technology, shared at a conference in National Harbor, Maryland, on Tuesday her theory of why this continues to be the case. “If you wake up in the morning and everyone you work with looks the opposite of…

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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

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This article is part three in a series of articles written by former North Carolina Chief Information Officer Chris Estes to advise new state CIOs. “Three pointers for incoming CIOs” highlighted the importance of rallying around a mission that matters. “New state CIOs should ‘slow down to go fast’” emphasizes the importance of developing an IT budget, roadmap and strategy. Understanding the power of purpose in public sector is extremely…

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The Department of Labor should develop better ways to track automation’s effects on jobs because current workforce data doesn’t explain employment shifts, according to a recent report. In analyzing the employment trends and job characteristics of 16 firms researchers felt were susceptible to automation, the Government Accountability Office found those that saw growth in technology

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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

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Attracting new employees is the top workforce challenge facing government administrators, according to a new survey released Monday by the consulting firm Accenture, with 42 percent of respondents citing difficulty in recruiting new hires as their top challenge. The findings affirm concerns raised by top state officials in recent years. The survey, conducted in conjunction with Neogov, a publisher of human resources management software, and the National Association of State Chief…

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Seventy-eight percent of local governments reported that up to 10 percent of their workforce will retire within the next two years, according to an infographic.

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What impact might a future filled with self-driving vehicles have on the country’s 1.9 million “heavy and tractor-trailer” truck drivers? GAO identified two main possibilities in a new report published Thursday: Either trucks are going to be fully automated and won’t need drivers at all anymore, leading to a decrease in the amount of work

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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

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