Those who are ‘data fluent’ will be future leaders of DOD, deputy CDO says
"Those who are fluent in using data will be the future leaders in our organization," said Clark Cully, DOD's deputy chief data officer.
DOD grapples with the future of its cyber workforce
"I think the divide between the need is growing compared to what we’re able to fulfill. I’m not sure we’re closing the gap, and time is ticking for us to do so," Lt. Gen. Dennis Crall, CIO of the Joint Staff, said during a hearing.
OPM director: Skills-based hiring will be ‘particularly helpful’ for recruiting cyber talent
Michael Rigas said a recent executive order opens a major door for agencies to recruit and interview talented professionals who obtained their skills outside of school.
Trump administration releases data skills catalog, ethics framework
As part of the Federal Data Strategy 2020 Action Plan, the White House recently published a curated data skills catalog and a data ethics framework for public comment.
White House prioritizes skills-based federal hiring in executive order
The order will allow agencies to vet "candidates using assessment methods that more directly determine whether job seekers possess the knowledge, skills and abilities to do the job they're applying for," said Michael Rigas.
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…
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.