How Michigan is becoming the model for building a cyber workforce
Michigan’s extraordinary network of research universities continues to produce an abundance of skilled high-tech professionals.
IT modernization is a $2B top priority for IRS
IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig cited IT modernization Wednesday as one of his agency’s most pressing priorities in the coming years. Rettig told the Senate Finance Committee the service has a business plan in place to modernize its IT systems that would cost between $2.3 billion and $2.7 billion over the next six years, starting with $290 million
NSF wants you to build an app to help reskill federal workers
The National Science Foundation announced five winners Friday for the first phase of its Career Compass challenge — a competition to crowdsource ideas for technology solutions that will help federal workers plan for the changing nature of work. The winners, which described of tech-enabled solutions to help reskill and upskill the federal workforce, came from a pool
What’s next for the IT-heavy President’s Management Agenda?
The Trump administration’s President’s Management Agenda turned a year old Wednesday. While federal officials in charge of the plan spent the day championing its early successes, particularly those tied to IT modernization, they also emphasized how important the next few years are to sustaining longer-term transformation — that any achievements in this first year won’t
Are federal workers ready for AI?
Federal workers know artificial intelligence is coming to their workplaces, but some are unsure whether this shift will prove to be professionally beneficial. This insight comes from an Accenture study, in which the company asked more than 500 federal employees for their thoughts on the impact of AI in the federal workforce. The survey also
More than 1,500 feds applied for first Cyber Reskilling Academy cohort
The numbers are in. More than 1,500 federal employees applied to be part of the first cohort of the Federal Cyber Reskilling Academy, a three-month training program that will offer cybersecurity and technology education to federal employees not currently working in IT assignments. U.S. CIO Suzette Kent announced the success of the first application process in a
RPA is the new ‘it’ technology — so, when will it get the spotlight?
When trying to forecast how automation will reshape the future of work, Mike Wetklow sees one technology as emblematic of the coming age: the ATM. After the first operational ATM appeared in the United Kingdom in 1967, the new technology reduced the number of teller positions needed but afforded banks the ability to sell more
The message for national labs: Advances in quantum computing are about people, too
Amid the White House’s plans to boost U.S. quantum information science, the government’s premier research labs are being called upon not only to develop the quantum computers of the future, but also build the incipient workforce that will build and use them. The Department of Energy’s national research laboratories must provide more opportunities to train the graduate students and