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Artificial Intelligence Commission Pushes New Programs to Recruit Tech-Savvy Talent into DOD

Adopting emerging technologies will also need a top-down push and restructured leadership, according to National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence recommendations.

Defense Innovation Board Adopts AI Testing, Digital Workforce Recruitment Resolutions

The board pushed the department to embrace remote work beyond the pandemic as a tool to attract more civilian talent. 

When You Can’t Add Cybersecurity Staff, Build Cyber-Resiliency Instead

But organizations should be careful that they aren’t just throwing additional, sophisticated tools at existing employees to solve the problem.

Why Female Bosses Get Different Reactions than Men when They Criticize Employees

This has important implications for the success of women in leadership.

House Democrat Seeks to Hold IGs Accountable for Reviewing Agencies’ Reopenings

Most of the watchdog offices contacted by Rep. Connolly plan to conduct some form of review. 

Report: Government Employee Experience is Hindering Government Performance

But public sector organizations can take some easy steps to improve employee experience.

'Perfect Storm' Threatens 'Major Institutional Defeat' for the Census, Top Watchdog Says

The decennial count is ahead of schedule overall, but a condensed schedule and hiring shortfalls are creating significant risks.

Cyber Commission Suggests Reforms to Allow Flexible Pay, Hiring to Boost Workforce

Prospective federal employees might be turned off by cybersecurity jobs being classified as IT.

Help Find the Government’s Boldest Innovators  

Nominations are open for BOLD Gov 2020, a showcase for federal innovation.

House Lawmakers to Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Advance Agencies’ Use of Electric Vehicles

Agency charge cards could soon be used for more than refueling gas-powered automobiles.

Pentagon Seeks Input from Workforce on Improving Diversity

The request is part of Defense Secretary Mark Esper’s overhaul of personnel practices.

Jerks Don't Actually Get Ahead at Work

That’s not to say that jerks don’t reach positions of power.

The Government Is Failing to Notify Employees of COVID Cases in Their Buildings or Ensure Cleaning, IG Says

The approach is "threatening the health and safety of federal workers, contractors, building occupants and the public," lawmaker said.

‘Invest in Yourself,’ Female Federal CISOs Tell Women Seeking Cyber Jobs

Three female federal chief information security officers discussed how women can advance their careers in the cybersecurity field at a Wednesday webinar.

Local Governments Have Embraced New Technology to Weather the Pandemic, Survey Finds

More than 95% of state and local leaders who responded to the poll said their agencies used software to maintain service levels as employees began working largely from home.

Federal Agencies Must Boost the Brand in Order to Attract Tech Talent, Report Says

Two of the top reasons the federal government struggles to attract talented tech workers are lack of awareness and a lengthy hiring process, according to a new report.