Margaret Weichert details federal workforce progress, and what’s to come
Building in agility to federal service, she said, is "absolutely critical."
RPA is helping with FDA’s drug evaluation and research
The number of repetitive, manual tasks being performed by Food and Drug Administration employees with medical degrees is declining as they're automated.
Why agencies aren’t scaling bots vertically just yet
More often RPA is being introduced across a few use cases as controls often have yet to be established.
OPM offers guides for handling automation’s effect on federal workforce
The Office of Personnel Management released a new set of tools Wednesday in its ongoing effort to reskill federal employees as technologies like robotic process automation and artificial intelligence begin to displace people from their current jobs. The emphasis of OPM’s latest effort is the blending of technological know-how with social skills. “Federal workers can be upskilled to high-value work that
Report: Government can’t quantify automation’s effect on the workforce, yet
The Department of Labor should develop better ways to track automation’s effects on jobs because current workforce data doesn’t explain employment shifts, according to a recent report. In analyzing the employment trends and job characteristics of 16 firms researchers felt were susceptible to automation, the Government Accountability Office found those that saw growth in technology
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
Public-private partnerships could lead to big reskilling returns, report says
A partnership between public and private entities could be the key to cutting the costs of reskilling the current workforce for the future, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum. As emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and automation continue to shape the future of work, the concern among many is what impact
Agency leaders: Technology isn’t coming for your job — and it might make it easier
Faced with the challenge of leveraging a smaller workforce to meet escalating mission demands, agency leaders are increasingly inclined to look toward artificial intelligence and automation-based technologies for help. Applying them, however, requires not only infrastructure and acquisition upgrades, but also transforming a skeptical agency culture wary of the changing landscape. John Wagner, deputy executive assistant
How can the government get the most out of its reskilling efforts?
In navigating the growing shortage of IT and cybersecurity talent available in both the public and private sectors, the Trump administration has made clear its plan to fill a portion of the void by teaching current federal employees new skills. As part of the President’s Management Agenda, the Office of Personnel Management, Office of Management