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Agency CDOs say building a data-savvy workforce is top of mind

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier

Two federal CDOs said building a data-savvy workforce is very much front of mind at their agencies.

Suzette Kent: Toughest challenges in federal AI adoption will be in ‘middle’ layer

by Billy Mitchell

"The journey now is to the much more difficult things," the Federal CIO said.

Savings from RPA should be reinvested in IT, says Federal CIO

by Dave Nyczepir

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

Applications open for second Federal Cyber Reskilling Academy cohort

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier

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,

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

Due to shutdown, Cybersecurity Reskilling Academy applications remain open

by Carten Cordell

Federal employees looking to learn cybersecurity skills now have more time to apply for a White House-backed education program. The application deadline for the charter class of the Federal Cybersecurity Reskilling Academy was supposed to be Friday, but due to the ongoing partial government shutdown, that deadline has been indefinitely postponed. Federal CIO Suzette Kent

AI could mean massive reskilling initiatives for the federal workforce

by Carten Cordell

Leaders from across the federal government have been banging the drum lately about the promises that artificial intelligence and automation hold for assisting an overwhelmed federal workforce. But to ensure that AI can be the “coworker” that tackles all of the time-crushing, labor-intensive work federal employees are accustomed to, it’s going to take a massive

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