Nextgov - Wired Workplacehttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/A Look at Issues Facing Federal IT Workersen-usTue, 31 Mar 2015 10:24:54 -0400Being a Model Minority is a Double-Edged Sword in Silicon Valleyhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/03/being-model-minority-double-edged-sword-silicon-valley/108868/The tech industry's diversity problems continue.Jenn Fang, QuartzTue, 31 Mar 2015 10:24:54 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/03/being-model-minority-double-edged-sword-silicon-valley/108868/CIO Briefing - Wired WorkplaceEllen Pao leaves the Civic Center Courthouse during a lunch break in her trial in San Francisco.Eric Risberg/APWhite House Picks Former Twitter Exec as First Chief Digital Officerhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/03/white-house-picks-former-twitter-exec-its-first-chief-digital-officer/108331/Jason Goldman steps into the inaugural role at the White House, beginning April 6.Hallie GoldenTue, 24 Mar 2015 18:09:54 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/03/white-house-picks-former-twitter-exec-its-first-chief-digital-officer/108331/CIO Briefing - Wired WorkplaceOrhan Cam/Shutterstock.comCommerce Department's New Chief Data Officer No Stranger to Datahttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/03/commerce-department-joins-new-chief-data-officer-trend/107622/Ian Kalin, a former presidential innovation fellow, steps into the role as Commerce's first chief data officer.Hallie GoldenMon, 16 Mar 2015 14:19:08 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/03/commerce-department-joins-new-chief-data-officer-trend/107622/CIO Briefing - Wired WorkplaceCommerce Secretary Penny Pritzker Jacquelyn Martin/APHiring in Tech Should Prioritize Skill, Not Charismahttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/03/hiring-tech-should-prioritize-skill-not-charisma/107586/One of the most important problems in technology is hiring qualified engineers, and yet our industry is terrible at it.Thomas H. Ptacek, QuartzMon, 16 Mar 2015 12:18:51 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/03/hiring-tech-should-prioritize-skill-not-charisma/107586/CIO Briefing - Wired Workplacewk1003mike/Shutterstock.comSurvey: CISOs Still Fighting for Respect from the C-Suitehttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/03/survey-cisos-still-fighting-legitimacy/107529/CISOs might be in charge of defending their organization against cyberattacks, but C-level executives appear to have little respect for them, according to a recent survey.Hallie GoldenFri, 13 Mar 2015 15:46:29 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/03/survey-cisos-still-fighting-legitimacy/107529/CIO Briefing - Wired WorkplaceMaksim Kabakou/Shutterstock.comBehind the Scenes of the White House's TechHire Initiativehttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/03/behind-scenes-techhire-initiative/107259/With thousands of tech jobs sitting unfilled, the White House has launched the TechHire initiative to help the hiring process along.Hallie GoldenWed, 11 Mar 2015 16:59:32 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/03/behind-scenes-techhire-initiative/107259/CIO Briefing - Wired WorkplaceOrhan Cam/Shutterstock.comInfosys Is Taking on the Biggest Problem in Tech: Getting Women to the Tophttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/03/infosys-taking-biggest-problem-tech-getting-women-top/107133/Infosys has set up a gender diversity council that would identify potential women leaders.Saptarishi Dutta, QuartzTue, 10 Mar 2015 15:55:54 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/03/infosys-taking-biggest-problem-tech-getting-women-top/107133/CIO Briefing - Wired WorkplaceSergey Nivens/Shutterstock.comApplying for Federal Jobs? Uncle Sam’s Career Site To Get a Facelifthttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/03/applying-federal-job-uncle-sams-career-site-get-facelift/107025/The Obama administration wants to make the notoriously creaky federal jobs portal more user friendly.Jack MooreMon, 09 Mar 2015 15:34:19 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/03/applying-federal-job-uncle-sams-career-site-get-facelift/107025/CIO Briefing - Wired WorkplaceUSAjobsHere’s How Silicon Valley Tech Companies Welcome You on Your First Dayhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/03/heres-how-silicon-valley-tech-companies-welcome-you-your-first-day/107001/Companies big and small are welcoming employees with open arms—and maybe also a bottle of booze.Alice Truong, QuartzMon, 09 Mar 2015 12:50:54 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/03/heres-how-silicon-valley-tech-companies-welcome-you-your-first-day/107001/CIO Briefing - Wired Workplacekarnoff/Shutterstock.comYou Don’t Have to Know How to Code to Make it Big in Techhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/03/you-dont-have-know-how-code-make-it-big-tech/106704/There are some characteristics of the tech world that have nothing to do with coding or technical preparation — and everything to do with attitude, emotional intelligence and flexibility.Karen Wickre, QuartzWed, 04 Mar 2015 15:54:03 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/03/you-dont-have-know-how-code-make-it-big-tech/106704/CIO Briefing - Wired WorkplaceMark Lennihan/APFeds Say They Finally Have a Database of Every Cyber Job in Governmenthttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/03/feds-say-they-finally-have-database-every-cyber-job-government/106554/Federal cyberwarriors hail from more than 100 different job categories scattered across agencies.Jack MooreTue, 03 Mar 2015 14:01:59 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/03/feds-say-they-finally-have-database-every-cyber-job-government/106554/CIO Briefing - Wired WorkplaceJirsak/Shutterstock.comSilicon Valley's Best and Worst Jobs for New Moms and Dadshttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/03/silicon-valleys-best-and-worst-jobs-new-moms-and-dads/106551/A look at major differences in the tech industry’s approach to parental leaveRebecca Grant, The AtlanticTue, 03 Mar 2015 13:35:08 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/03/silicon-valleys-best-and-worst-jobs-new-moms-and-dads/106551/CIO Briefing - Wired WorkplaceEdyta Pawlowska/Shutterstock.comInfographic: Telework Savings Across the Countryhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/02/infographic-telework-savings-across-country/106101/The less you commute, the more money you can save.Caitlin FairchildThu, 26 Feb 2015 12:54:49 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/02/infographic-telework-savings-across-country/106101/CIO Briefing - Wired Workplacekazoka/Shutterstock.comThe Federal Government’s Technology Problem is Actually a Design Problemhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/02/federal-governments-technology-problem-actually-design-problem/105996/If you want to help federal tech, start with design, according to USDS consultant Dana Chisnell.Hallie GoldenWed, 25 Feb 2015 08:49:17 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/02/federal-governments-technology-problem-actually-design-problem/105996/CIO Briefing - Wired WorkplaceMarish/Shutterstock.comMegan Smith Wants to ‘Debug’ Tech’s Diversity Problemhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/02/megan-smith-wants-debug-techs-diversity-problem/105831/The U.S. chief technology officer said she remains hopeful about the prospects for change -- especially in Silicon Valley.Jack MooreMon, 23 Feb 2015 13:59:44 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/02/megan-smith-wants-debug-techs-diversity-problem/105831/CIO Briefing - Wired WorkplaceUnited States CTO Megan SmithFlickr user Internet Education FoundationWhat Really Grinds Federal IT Managers’ Gears? Try the Hiring Processhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/02/what-really-grinds-federal-it-managers-gears-try-hiring-process/105723/The CIO Council has just wrapped up a survey of the IT workforce about its frustrations with the federal hiring process.Jack MooreFri, 20 Feb 2015 14:29:29 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/02/what-really-grinds-federal-it-managers-gears-try-hiring-process/105723/CIO Briefing - Wired WorkplaceOlivier Le Moal/Shutterstock.comWhere Top Tech Companies Recruit Fromhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/02/where-top-tech-companies-recruit/105330/It’s a pretty tight labor market for tech talent, so there's a lot of poaching going on.Max Nisen, QuartzFri, 13 Feb 2015 12:47:18 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/02/where-top-tech-companies-recruit/105330/CIO Briefing - Wired WorkplaceOlivier Le Moal/Shutterstock.comWhy ‘Facebook at Work’ Might Workhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/02/why-facebook-work-might-work/104976/One factor in Facebook’s favor: Millions of people are already using Facebook at the office.Dan Frommer, QuartzTue, 10 Feb 2015 11:52:46 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/02/why-facebook-work-might-work/104976/CIO Briefing - Wired WorkplaceTwin Design/Shutterstock.comIf You Want Your Own Tech Company, Forget an MBA—and Learn to Code Insteadhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/02/if-you-want-your-own-tech-company-forget-mbaand-learn-code-instead/104661/The future is written in software.Freeman Murray, QuartzThu, 05 Feb 2015 13:37:25 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/02/if-you-want-your-own-tech-company-forget-mbaand-learn-code-instead/104661/CIO Briefing - Wired Workplacescyther5/Shutterstock.comManaging Virtual Workers? Take a Page from Fantasy Footballhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/01/what-do-fantasy-football-and-federal-teleworkers-have-common/104115/The strategies to creating and managing a winning fantasy football team are just as effective when leading a very different group of players—the federal virtual workforce.Hallie GoldenFri, 30 Jan 2015 11:00:19 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/01/what-do-fantasy-football-and-federal-teleworkers-have-common/104115/CIO Briefing - Wired WorkplaceDetroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson runs for a 67-yard touchdown reception during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the New York Giants in Detroit. Johnson is one of the most traded players in CBS Sports and Yahoo fantasy leagues.Carlos Osorio/AP File PhotoWhy Paid Parental Leave Could Be Key to Diversifying the Tech Workforce http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/01/step-one-attracting-women-federal-it-jobs-paid-maternity-leave/103986/The president's new parental leave policy may entice more women to seek STEM jobs in the federal government versus the private sector.Hallie GoldenWed, 28 Jan 2015 17:09:47 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/01/step-one-attracting-women-federal-it-jobs-paid-maternity-leave/103986/CIO Briefing - Wired WorkplacePhotographee.eu/Shutterstock.comWhy is DC's STEM Scene Lacking?http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/01/dc-stem-scene-held-back-wages-and-housing/103545/Washington, D.C., barely cracked into the top 25 best metro areas for STEM professionals, according to a new study.Hallie GoldenThu, 22 Jan 2015 17:28:28 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/01/dc-stem-scene-held-back-wages-and-housing/103545/CIO Briefing - Wired Workplacevenimo/Shutterstock.comGSA in the Dark about How Many Virtual Workers It Has http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/01/gsa-doesnt-know-how-many-virtual-workers-it-has/103443/A new report from GSA’s inspector general found that despite keeping a purported master list of so-called virtual workers, GSA doesn't actually know the number of employees who telework on a full-time basis.Jack MooreWed, 21 Jan 2015 16:16:29 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/01/gsa-doesnt-know-how-many-virtual-workers-it-has/103443/CIO Briefing - Wired WorkplaceTomasz Trojanowski/Shutterstock.comIs the Digital Wave Creating a ‘Never-Ending Work Day’ for Feds? http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/01/digital-wave-creating-never-ending-work-day-feds/103242/While federal managers are enthusiastic about the power of digital technology in the workplace, others worry it’s actually upended a healthy sense of work-life balance.Jack MooreTue, 20 Jan 2015 14:43:06 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/01/digital-wave-creating-never-ending-work-day-feds/103242/CIO Briefing - Wired WorkplaceKieferPix/Shutterstock.comHow a New Social Network Could Help Close the Cyber Worker Shortagehttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/01/how-new-social-network-could-help-close-cyber-worker-shortage/102150/By this spring, organizers aim to have 10,000 registered users participating on the CyberCompEx site, a partnership of the U.S. Cyber Challenge and Monster.com.Jack MooreMon, 05 Jan 2015 04:00:00 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/01/how-new-social-network-could-help-close-cyber-worker-shortage/102150/CIO Briefing - Wired WorkplaceJirsak/Shutterstock.com