CIO Council report recommends improvements to federal IT hiring
The report's top recommendation is to create a comprehensive special pay system for IT jobs across government.
‘Rigid’ pay system blamed for Federal Cyber Reskilling Academy struggles
The U.S. Merit Protection Board has some ideas for a reskilling program that has yet to mint any new cybersecurity experts.
Cloud, AI skills top list of talent needs for federal government CIOs, report finds
Federal IT leaders foresee a significant need for a wide range of IT skills at their agencies over the next two years, with the greatest demand expected for specialists in cloud networking and application development, artificial intelligence, data analysis and enterprise engineering, according to a new survey. The rapid evolution of cloud-based computing services, the need to meet citizens’ digital services expectations and the explosive growth of data are placing…
USDA places focus on reskilling after Centers of Excellence modernization
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.
What comes after cyber for federal reskilling initiatives? Data science
The CIO Council is following "clear demand signals" and learning from what's already been done, Margie Graves said Thursday.
GAO: 18 big agencies continue to ignore key IT workforce planning actions
The Government Accountability Office gave the same advice that agencies implement eight workforce planning activities in 2016 and 2018.
Career Compass challenge winner provides a ‘full lifecycle’ view of your career journey
Phase two of the NSF competition wrapped up last week.
Why agencies aren’t scaling bots vertically just yet
More often RPA is being introduced across a few use cases as controls often have yet to be established.
Microsoft launches online AI course for government employees
Government workers can now get a tailormade education in artificial intelligence from Microsoft’s AI Business School. The free online course launched Tuesday and will focus on showing government leaders, policymakers and administrators how AI can help improve their services, Microsoft said in a release. The course will follow the format of the Microsoft AI Business