Census Bureau should set performance goals for new training program, watchdog says

The new training is meant to "maximize trainee learning and on the job performance during the 2020 Census." But does it?

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Report: GAO telework guidance needs work

by Dave Nyczepir • 5 days ago

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

by Dave Nyczepir • 6 days ago

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

by Jackson Barnett • 2 weeks ago

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

by Jackson Barnett • 2 weeks ago

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

by Dave Nyczepir • 2 weeks ago

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

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 3 weeks ago

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

by Jackson Barnett • 3 weeks ago

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)

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 3 weeks ago

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

by Dave Nyczepir • 3 weeks ago

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

by Wyatt Kash • 3 weeks ago

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.

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