USDS wants to fix the ‘black hole’ USAJOBS with alternative hiring assessment

The U.S. Digital Service recently piloted pass-fail assessments of applicants against IT job requirements at the Department of Health and Human Services and National Park Service.

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OMB, OPM and agencies partner to create data scientist occupational series

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 1 day ago

It's part of a broader goal to increase data literacy throughout government.

House bill would require IoT cybersecurity training for federal employees

by Dave Nyczepir • 2 days ago

The Office of Management and Budget would ensure the training if a new House bill becomes law.

USDA consolidating SOC functions, personnel

by Dave Nyczepir • 2 days ago

CISO Venice Goodwine has placed an emphasis on standardizing position descriptions in an effort to develop a workforce that can support new cyber capabilities.

Are federal CDOs being set up to fail?

by Dave Nyczepir • 1 week ago

Some agencies have named dual-hatted chief data officers, potentially undermining their unique role facilitating evidence-based policymaking, according to a new white paper.

NSF pushes for ‘large-scale’ AI research with new program

by Dave Nyczepir • 2 weeks ago

The $200 million National AI Research Institutes program will fund up to six institutes in the next six years.

Tech accelerator Dcode evolves to meet government need for training

by Billy Mitchell • 3 weeks ago

Dcode started as a tech accelerator helping companies do business with government. "But we realized we were only solving half the problem," said its CEO.

DHS lacks a cyber workforce strategy four years later

by Dave Nyczepir • 3 weeks ago

Without proper staffing and training, the department can't be sure federal systems are secure, according to the Office of Inspector General.

How the Army is wrangling its 187 personnel data systems

by Dave Nyczepir • 4 weeks ago

Most officers will take part in the Army Talent Alignment Process in October for their summer assignments, a new, data-driven assignment system.

RPA is helping with FDA’s drug evaluation and research

by Dave Nyczepir • 1 month ago

The number of repetitive, manual tasks being performed by Food and Drug Administration employees with medical degrees is declining as they're automated.

Citizenship and Immigration Services ramps up SOC automation

by Dave Nyczepir • 1 month ago

CISO Shane Barney is growing his team of 100 developers within the security operations center, which is even testing bots in machine learning.

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