Federal agencies need to improve hiring flexibility in battle for IT talent
Federal agencies face more than a wage-scale disadvantage when competing with commercial firms for technology talent. They also have to overcome rigid hiring rules which tend to disqualify promising candidates and discourage others from seeing a path for growth, say private sector workforce experts. Those hurdles are hardly new to government. However, they’re becoming more formidable as a broader U.S. shortage of technology and cybersecurity workers continues to hobble federal…
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…
Fun and games can raise cybersecurity awareness in state government
North Carolina's capture-the-flag exercise is extending cybersecurity concerns beyond the office of the chief information officer.
Innovative state agencies replicate commercial sector gains in cloud migration journey
Cloud experts discuss innovation, small wins and better partnerships following a report on state agencies’ progress in moving to the cloud.
Workforce skills gap slowing cloud readiness for mission critical services
If government wants to focus next steps to the cloud for its mission critical services, it will need help provisioning virtual data centers, cloud specialists say.
How to reduce IT friction and better serve first responders
For police, fire and other emergency management personnel, IT and communications systems need to work fast, be interoperable and free of IT friction. The most urgent IT needs facing public safety officials today include streamlining data access, increasing productivity of the workforce and improving access and connectivity for first responders, according to state and local officials in a new report. Produced by StateScoop and underwritten by VMware, the report profiles…