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