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.
Report: Agencies need better data on the skilled technical workforce
There will be 3.4 million unfilled skilled technical jobs nationwide by 2022, including IT and cybersecurity positions critical to government.
CISA launches contest to identify top cyber talent in government
The winning person or team is eligible for up to a $50,000 bonus from their home agency.