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Career Compass challenge winner provides a ‘full lifecycle’ view of your career journey

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier

Phase two of the NSF competition wrapped up last week.

Why agencies aren’t scaling bots vertically just yet

by Dave Nyczepir

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

by Jackson Barnett

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

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

White House wants federal AI investments coordinated with upcoming guidance

by Dave Nyczepir

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

by Dave Nyczepir

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

NSF wants you to build an app to help reskill federal workers

by Billy Mitchell

The National Science Foundation announced five winners Friday for the first phase of its Career Compass challenge — a competition to crowdsource ideas for technology solutions that will help federal workers plan for the changing nature of work. The winners, which described of tech-enabled solutions to help reskill and upskill the federal workforce, came from a pool

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

More than 1,500 feds applied for first Cyber Reskilling Academy cohort

by Billy Mitchell

The numbers are in. More than 1,500 federal employees applied to be part of the first cohort of the Federal Cyber Reskilling Academy, a three-month training program that will offer cybersecurity and technology education to federal employees not currently working in IT assignments. U.S. CIO Suzette Kent announced the success of the first application process in a

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