Workforce

Report: Cyber Workforce Must Grow 145% to Meet Global Demand

In the U.S., there are only enough cybersecurity pros to fill about 60% of the available jobs, according to industry researchers.

Legislation Introduced to Bolster Cyber Workforce

The bipartisan HACKED Act offers funding and resources to close the critical gaps.

The Agencies that Saw the Biggest Gains—and Losses—in Employee Happiness in 2019

Smaller agencies saw the widest swings in employee morale this year, as measured by the annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey.

Trump Again Refuses to Rule Out a Shutdown

Lawmakers are moving toward another stopgap spending bill, but Trump hasn't pledged support for the plan.

How Five Federal Agencies Fostered Innovation

New report showcases initiatives including a procurement lab and virtual internship program. 

Deploying Bots Demands Workforce Buy-in

Agency officials detailed an important lesson they learned when implementing robotic process automation. 

GAO: Workforce Planning Across Government Isn’t Going as Planned

A review showed most federal agencies are implementing parts of GAO’s workforce planning framework while others are ignored due to competing priorities and leadership turnover.

The Energy Department Is Transforming a Cyber Competition into a Hiring Tool

Top down leadership and a dedicated national lab team are helping the department embrace a new approach to closing the workforce gap.

Social Security Ends Telework Program for 12,000 Employees

Workers in all of the Social Security Administration’s operations components have less than two weeks to find alternate arrangements.

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Lawmaker Demands Answers on Exodus of White House Cyber Officials

Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., wants the White House to respond to reports that it’s forcing high-ranking officials in the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer to step down.

How Federal Employees Can Get Training for the Best Job in America

In-person events and online courses can offer options for people with a computer science background. 

Republican Senators Introduce Bill to Relocate Major Federal Agencies Outside of D.C.

Ninety-percent of positions in 10 departments would be moved to economically distressed areas.  

Military Algorithm Can Predict Illness 48 Hours Before Symptoms Show

The program lead says future troops might be deployed with wearables like watches or chest straps that will know when they are getting sick and how long it will take them to get better.

Efforts to Reform Federal Hiring Already Showing Results

Administration officials said that performing pass-fail interviews earlier in the hiring process led to a faster turnaround, better candidates and more hires from public job announcements.

Federal Court Denies Government's Appeal Seeking to Kill OPM Hack Lawsuit

With standing established, lower court will now have to hear the case on its merits.

OMB Focused on Trust and Agility in Tech Improvements

Increased agility will help tech officials maximize their IT modernization efforts—and perhaps build more trust in government among the public.