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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 get guidance on how to pick a CDO, and more
OMB recently published a memo with deadlines, qualification requirements and more.
Savings from RPA should be reinvested in IT, says Federal CIO
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
White House celebrates ‘outstanding’ employees with Gears of Government awards
The White House recognized 24 federal employees at seven agencies Monday with the President’s Gears of Government Award. Developed in 2018 by the Office of Management and Budget, the awards recognize federal employees “whose performance and dedication support exceptional delivery of key outcomes for the American people: mission results, customer service, and accountable stewardship,” according to
OMB issues a new model for federal shared services
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
Applications open for second Federal Cyber Reskilling Academy cohort
The White House Office of Management and Budget and the Federal CIO Council announced Tuesday that they have opened applications for the second round of the new, and popular, Federal Cyber Reskilling Academy. “With over 1,500 applications to the first cohort, there clearly is an interest for cyber security within the federal government,” Suzette Kent, federal CIO,
White House wants federal AI investments coordinated with upcoming guidance
Agencies should expect a series of guidances on artificial intelligence in the coming months, a White House official said Thursday, and they should prepare to coordinate their AI research and development with the Trump administration’s overall strategy. A new version of the National AI R&D Strategic Plan is coming out later this spring, said Lynne Parker, assistant
Federal Cyber Reskilling Academy begins with plans to expand
The first cohort of the Federal Cyber Reskilling Academy has only just begun training, and already the government is looking at ways to expand. More than 1,500 government employees applied for 25 spots to learn cyberdefense analysis skills full time, so the Federal CIO Council funded five additional virtual training spaces. “We expect the virtual
Open source platforms give agency workforce a boost in modernization efforts
Agencies benefit from broader developer community support and faster execution of microservices strategies, say experts in a podcast.