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First GEAR Center challenge winners focus on expanding cyber workforce, improving use of data

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier

Ideas highlight the importance of developing a cybersecurity workforce, and using data for more effective governance.

Coding it Forward brings 55 tech-savvy students to D.C.

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier

Coding it Forward’s Civic Digital Fellowship just keeps growing. The summer internship program for and by college students announced it is kicking off its third summer cohort with 55 fellows working at six agencies. These include nine fellows at the Bureau of Labor Statistics; 20 fellows at the Census Bureau; three at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service; nine at

Savings from RPA should be reinvested in IT, says Federal CIO

by Dave Nyczepir

Agencies should plan to take whatever money they save from implementing robotic process automation (RPA) and reinvest it in other information technology projects, Federal CIO Suzette Kent said Thursday. The reinvestments would require a few things to be in place, Kent said. Agencies would have to properly track the budget and workforce effects of RPA, which mimics the

OMB issues a new model for federal shared services

by Dave Nyczepir

The Office of Management and Budget issued a shared services policy Friday designating four initial agencies as leads on governmentwide standardization efforts around technology and other common solutions. Through the Quality Services Management Offices, or QSMOs, the General Services Administration will oversee a human resources marketplace, the Department of Treasury one for financial services, the Department of

Open source platforms give agency workforce a boost in modernization efforts

by WorkScoop Staff

Agencies benefit from broader developer community support and faster execution of microservices strategies, say experts in a podcast.

RPA is the new ‘it’ technology — so, when will it get the spotlight?

by Carten Cordell

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

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