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USDA places focus on reskilling after Centers of Excellence modernization

by Billy Mitchell

A major challenge "that doesn't get discussed is how you prepare your workforce to be able to support this new environment" after modernization, said USDA CIO Gary Washington.

Missouri CIO says creativity is needed to address workforce challenges

by Colin Wood

With not enough funding for new positions or training to keep up with technological changes, state CIO Mike Cheles encourages new tactics.

Delaware IT agency elevates partnerships by embedding staff

by Colin Wood

State CIO James Collins said he places customer engagement officials in each partner agency to improve how they work together.

Utah considering blockchain for vehicle title transfers

by Colin Wood

State CIO Mike Hussey said the distributed-ledger technology can reduce time wasted by shuttling documents to and from the bank.

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.

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

IT modernization is a $2B top priority for IRS

by Billy Mitchell

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

What’s next for the IT-heavy President’s Management Agenda?

by Billy Mitchell

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

Hildebrand touts organic transformation as she departs DOT

by Carten Cordell

From the moment Vicki Hildebrand became CIO at the Department of Transportation in October 2017, she made a point to drive small victories that served the integral elements of an enterprisewide transformation. Tasked with modernizing the IT infrastructure of a department with 11 component agencies, Hildebrand, a former Hewlett-Packard executive, sought to bolster DOT’s cybersecurity

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