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.

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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.

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Among survey respondents, 48 percent reported reduced customer service during the partial government shutdown.

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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.

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The U.S. Digital Service recently piloted pass-fail assessments of applicants against IT job requirements at the Department of Health and Human Services and National Park Service.

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A focus on diversity, equity and inclusion can improve higher ed IT operations, CIOs said at Educause Annual Conference 2019.

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Some agencies have named dual-hatted chief data officers, potentially undermining their unique role facilitating evidence-based policymaking, according to a new white paper.

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The cybersecurity workforce gap goes beyond a lack of CISOs or an unwillingness to pay salaries.

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There will be 3.4 million unfilled skilled technical jobs nationwide by 2022, including IT and cybersecurity positions critical to government.

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