Report: GAO telework guidance needs work
At least 20 employees whos shouldn't have been able to telework continued to do so out of a sample of 585 employees, according to an audit.
Fellowship program looks to retain agencies’ IT, finance workers
The CXO professional development program is open to federal employees GS-9 through 13, if nominated by their supervisor for their leadership potential.
Why DARPA wants more operational personnel
DARPA needs more operationally minded people to help better assess technology, not just make it.
DOD wants to use virtual reality to train troops for nuclear threats
The Pentagon wants to use AR and VR to equip troops with the skills to be ready to fight in a nuclear war.
DOE teams with industry on pipeline cybersecurity
Questions have been raised about TSA's process for updating pipeline security guidelines and whether it's even the right agency for the job.
Taxpayer First Act reinstates streamlined IT hiring at the IRS
Streamlined Critical Pay gives the IRS the authority to quickly hire up to 40 people at a time, and pay higher base salaries to these hires.
Air Force welcomes first chief experience officer
Colt Whittall will be the Air Force's first chief experience officer, a role he fills after decades in the private sector.
New OPM memo on hiring for data science skills: Just add (Data Scientist)
The memo gives agencies the go-ahead to add the parenthetical (Data Scientist) next to the official title for a variety of job listings.
Why agencies aren’t scaling bots vertically just yet
More often RPA is being introduced across a few use cases as controls often have yet to be established.
Evidence-based decision making: What DOE, USDA and others are learning
A new report stresses a top-down, bottom-up approach — as well as building capacity — as agencies grapple with new mandates for evidence-based policymaking.