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State Department saw ‘significant’ IT staffing reductions during federal hiring freeze

by Dave Nyczepir

Civil service staffing for IT positions declined 6.3% through May 2018, according to an Office of Inspector General report.

USDA unveils program to develop next generation of CIOs, CISOs

by Dave Nyczepir

The department is looking for current employees who have served in leadership roles and want to lead its information technology community.

DHS ‘blew up’ its hiring system for cybersecurity talent

by Dave Nyczepir

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.

CompTIA, White House promise 625,000 worker certifications by 2024

by Dave Nyczepir

The trade association and the Trump administration say they want to improve the skills of hundreds of thousands of IT workers nationwide.

Fellowship program looks to retain agencies’ IT, finance workers

by Dave Nyczepir

The CXO professional development program is open to federal employees GS-9 through 13, if nominated by their supervisor for their leadership potential.

OPM offers guides for handling automation’s effect on federal workforce

by Dave Nyczepir

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

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

Homeland Security looks to grow talent in cloud, zero-trust

by Dave Nyczepir

Recruitment and succession planning are the two “pressing needs” within the Department of Homeland Security’s IT and cybersecurity talent portfolio, Deputy CIO Stephen Rice said Thursday. Federal IT staff lacks “technical depth” in the area of cloud architecture, as well as zero-trust and software-defined networking, Rice said at an AFCEA luncheon in Arlington, Virginia. Amazon’s promise to

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