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.
USDS wants to fix the ‘black hole’ USAJOBS with alternative hiring assessment
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.
Higher ed CIOs look for more inclusive hiring, workforce
A focus on diversity, equity and inclusion can improve higher ed IT operations, CIOs said at Educause Annual Conference 2019.
Are federal CDOs being set up to fail?
Some agencies have named dual-hatted chief data officers, potentially undermining their unique role facilitating evidence-based policymaking, according to a new white paper.
Here’s who’s joining the 2020 class of Presidential Innovation Fellows
The 20 fellows are placed at nine different agencies.
How much of the cybersecurity talent shortage is self-inflicted?
The cybersecurity workforce gap goes beyond a lack of CISOs or an unwillingness to pay salaries.