OPM wants agencies to start gameplanning the modern workforce

Acting OPM director Margaret Weichert directed federal agencies to start thinking about the future of work in this year's Human Capital Reports.

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Senate bill wants agencies to bolster cybersecurity by sharing their talent

by Carten Cordell • 1 day ago

A new bill aims to ensure the competition for cyber talent doesn’t create have and have-not agencies open to cyberattacks.

The Pentagon wants to bring on a recruiter to hire tech talent

by Billy Mitchell • 1 week ago

The Defense Digital Service issued a request for information this week looking to create a "Civilian Hiring as a Service Pilot Program" for recruiting.

Keep calm, workforce: There are still too many AI unknowns, experts say

by Carten Cordell • 3 weeks ago

AI is still too large a mystery to make any bets on what role it will play and how big its effects will be.

Trump, Congress put the brakes on shutdown with 3-week CR

by Carten Cordell • 3 weeks ago

The government will reopen for three weeks while leaders continue to hammer out a budget deal to fund 25 percent of the executive branch.

Public-private partnerships could lead to big reskilling returns, report says

by Carten Cordell • 3 weeks ago

A new report claims that by pooling resources to reskill their workforces, public and private stakeholders could trim costs to the point of a net gain.

Shutdown impacts may be rippling beyond shuttered agencies

by Carten Cordell • 4 weeks ago

“How long can people work if they are not getting paid? That’s a question we’ve never tested to this level before. It is pretty scary,” said David Berteau, president of the Professional Services Council.

Talent and data top DOD’s challenges for AI, chief data officer says

by Carten Cordell • 4 weeks ago

AI could provide some big gains for the DoD, but not without the structured data and the data scientists to fuel it.

While interest in robotics is growing, RPA needs some ‘home runs’

by Carten Cordell • 1 month ago

"I think we need a number of home runs” to get robotic process automation to take, said one government expert.

MITRE fellowships offer feds new systems engineering skills

by Carten Cordell • 1 month ago

The federally funded R&D center has partnered with the University of Virginia for a yearlong professional development for federal employees to learn about systems engineering.

Update Paused: Could the shutdown stunt the government’s 21st century workforce?

by Carten Cordell • 1 month ago

The partial government shutdown has exacted disruptions to federal operations, including the White House's efforts to build a technology-based workforce.

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