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
7 in 10 government IT leaders say that IT skills gaps have a significant impact on delivering agency missions.
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.
OPM reorg requires shift in agencies’ hiring strategies
Cybersecurity and information technology skills should be planned for 15 years out, and they're not the only ones, says one Government Accountability Office official.