Cities need specialists to keep pace with emerging tech, experts say
Panelists at the Consumer Electronics Show suggested cities hire people — which they referred to as "lookers" — to manage civic-tech pilot projects.
Baltimore worker stole funds during cyberattack, city watchdog says
A city sanitation worker embezzled as much as $455 by shredding tickets that had to be handwritten when a ransomware attack disabled electronic payments.
The process for security clearance reciprocity needs to change
In this op-ed, Charlie Allen says its time to institute changes to the security clearance process that Congress passed 15 years ago.
New Jersey's Twitter account is unabashedly New Jersey
Staffers in Gov. Phil Murphy's office are taking a different approach to the state's Twitter account and attracting fanfare and New Jersey pride in the process.
Coding it Forward fellowship changes participants’ minds about federal service, survey shows
A survey by the Partnership for Public Service shows how the Civic Digital Fellowship impacts fellows' future career plans.
Pacific University hires executive to head dual CIO-CISO role
Brandon Gatke says he's working to not enter the role "like a wrecking ball," but instead to promote a culture among his workforce centered around listening.
DOD, IC leaders push for diversity in IT workforce
Diversity in thought, diversity in culture and diversity in experiences are critical to national security, according to leaders from the DOD and IC.
How Girl Scouts built a cyber challenge that made girls feel included
In computer science classes that are often mostly boys, girls say finding a place in STEM is tough. The Girl Scouts are asking students how to fix it.
Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey results are out, but will agencies use the data?
Among survey respondents, 48 percent reported reduced customer service during the partial government shutdown.
Delays in security clearances hit IT vendors in capital region the hardest, report says
The backlog of background checks — typically more than 200 days for most new hires who need a clearance — has ripple effects throughout the region, according to the Greater Washington Partnership.