First GEAR Center challenge winners focus on expanding cyber workforce, improving use of data
Ideas highlight the importance of developing a cybersecurity workforce, and using data for more effective governance.
State Department saw ‘significant’ IT staffing reductions during federal hiring freeze
Civil service staffing for IT positions declined 6.3% through May 2018, according to an Office of Inspector General report.
Agencies are now required to have a chief data officer. Do they?
Response to the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act deadline is a mixed bag.
DHS ‘blew up’ its hiring system for cybersecurity talent
The new process will offer market-sensitive pay across the board and enable the department to make job offers more quickly, such as at tech conferences.
U.S. CTO nominee Kratsios: Workforce development ‘at the heart of everything we do’
The nominee said during a Senate confirmation hearing that he plans to continue his work promoting the U.S. as the world's leader in innovation.
U.S. Cyber Command simulated a seaport cyberattack to test digital readiness
The simulation also included officials from throughout the U.S. government and from allied partners to emphasize stronger coordination.
Agencies get guidance on how to pick a CDO, and more
OMB recently published a memo with deadlines, qualification requirements and more.
Taxpayer First Act reinstates streamlined IT hiring at the IRS
Streamlined Critical Pay gives the IRS the authority to quickly hire up to 40 people at a time, and pay higher base salaries to these hires.
New OPM memo on hiring for data science skills: Just add (Data Scientist)
The memo gives agencies the go-ahead to add the parenthetical (Data Scientist) next to the official title for a variety of job listings.
USAJobs.gov preps special ‘guidance’ as part of Trump’s ‘second chance hiring’ initiative
Attention-grabbing guests like Kim Kardashian West were the focus last week when President Trump announced his “second chance hiring” initiative for former prison inmates, but now government agencies are getting in on the action. The government’s official federal hiring platform, USAJobs.gov, is preparing for its role in an initiative that is otherwise focused primarily on encouraging private sector companies