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GSA planning to lend tech, acquisition expertise to support scaling TMF
Personnel from the Centers of Excellence and Presidential Innovation Fellows program may be tapped for project evaluation improvements after the TMF received $1 billion for pressing modernization projects.
DDS 2.0: The Pentagon digital team’s journey from startup to full-fledged firefighter
The DDS of today is not the one it was when it started in 2015. Its current leaders explore the evolution of the team in recent years.
USDS pilot to hire data scientists at 10 agencies closed in less than 2 days
The agencies plan to use subject matter expert-led assessments to determine if applicants qualify for the positions.
Labor Department lends a hand with states’ overwhelmed unemployment systems
The Department of Labor and other federal partners have formed a "response team" to help with overwhelmed state unemployment systems, CIO Gundeep Ahluwalia told FedScoop in an interview.
Agencies can learn from 18F’s ‘remote-first’ mindset during coronavirus pandemic
The government's digital services consulting group experimented with telework early on to see what secure tools worked.
USAJOBS aims to provide applicants with better job updates
Federal employment is competitive, so the program will make its process more transparent.
USDS wants to fix the ‘black hole’ USAJOBS with alternative hiring assessment
The U.S. Digital Service recently piloted pass-fail assessments of applicants against IT job requirements at the Department of Health and Human Services and National Park Service.
Commission issues early recommendations for better federal IT hiring
The National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service has a few ideas on how the federal government can better attract and retain IT and cybersecurity talent. In a recently released staff memorandum, the bipartisan commission offered its preliminary findings and thoughts. The memo was released in tandem with a hearing on critical skills and benefits held
Can collaboration tools like Slack, HipChat and G Suite help fix government? USDS is betting on it
Some members of the U.S. Digital Service have a bold hypothesis about government work: By using modern collaboration tools — applications like Slack, Skype, HipChat, Google Suite and others — overworked federal employees could free themselves up from hours of basic-but-cumbersome tasks every day to focus more on the mission-oriented services the nation depends on. USDS