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.
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.
Agencies get guidance on how to pick a CDO, and more
OMB recently published a memo with deadlines, qualification requirements and more.
DOD’s new HR system presents change management ‘issue’
Developers who led the sprints, design and configuration couldn't test the SaaS, cloud-based solution at first because of how different it was.
A third of U.S. workers say they lack data skills
Research by the online course provider edX reported on Tuesday that 39 percent of U.S. consumers they surveyed across industries feel they lack proficiency in data skills — though respondents also said they are reluctant to ask their employers for additional training. The survey, conducted by a 3rd-party data vendor, polled 1,000 adults, 917 of whom were or had previously been employed. Another 37 percent of the respondents said they…
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
NYC data office looks to evolve past 'startup mentality'
The city's Mayors Office of Data Analytics is now a permanent agency. Now, its officials are moving ad hoc processes into advanced analytics strategies.
CIO Edwards pushes for data-savvy CIA workforce
Data is the “lifeblood” of the CIA, and because of that, CIO John Edwards stressed Tuesday, the agency needs to develop a data-savvy workforce to derive value from its morass of foreign intelligence data. At the CIA, everybody must learn to work with data and technology, from agents and analysts to operators and engineers, Edwards
Automating performance management processes to boost workforce productivity
Automating performance management processes can help agencies develop more effective employee performance plans and human capital strategies.