Workforce

White House Sprint Ends With Nearly 200 New Cyber Apprenticeship Programs

The 120-day sprint saw more than 7,000 apprentices get hired from the initiative.

Some Federal Agencies Aren't Fulfilling Biden's Promise to Give Time Off to Vote

Agencies are exploiting loopholes or issuing restrictive policies, confounding staff.

AI’s Value to Organizations Parallels Value to Individuals, Report Finds

Personal benefit from AI was also linked to greater job satisfaction, according to the MIT Sloan Management Review and Boston Consulting Group report.

OPM's Ahuja Gets an Earful From Agencies Over Enhanced Pay for Cyber Talent

The Director of the Office of Personnel Management is navigating the intense competition among federal agencies for in-demand cybersecurity workers.

NDAA Amendment Would Establish Veteran-Focused Cyber Training Program

A provision included in House and Senate legislation authorizing Defense Department spending for fiscal year 2023 would allow veterans and military spouses to receive cyber training “at no cost.”

Cloud Training for All is Critical to Migration Efforts, Experts Say

Panelists at an ATARC conference highlighted the importance of workers, not just technologists understanding the cloud to enhance its efforts.

Global Cyber Workforce Needs 3.4 Million Professionals to Fill Gaps, Study Finds

The survey also found that government cyber workers reported the least confidence in their ability to mitigate security threats over the next couple years “based on their current staff and tools.”

Emerging Tech Training Gets a $30M Boost from NSF

The National Science Foundation’s new program, ExLENT, will help individuals gain work experience in emerging technologies through internships and other real-world experiences.

Cyber Talent Still in High Demand

In the last 12 months, more than 769,000 cyber job postings went up in the United States.

Government’s Role is to ‘Seed the Field’ of Semiconductor Workforce, Experts Say

A panel discussed how government, industry and academia are each uniquely positioned to contribute to the semiconductor industry and how they can work together to fill in the gaps.

Defense Department Looks to Update AI Workforce Contract

According to the request for information, the DOD sees potential improvement in how it supplements its workforce with industry experts.

Labor Group Highlights Conflict of Interest Issues in Cyber Workforce Legislation

The federal workers union wrote to senators opposing an amendment to the NDAA that would establish a civilian reserve at CISA.

Most Government Orgs Fail to Meet Digital Transformation Objectives, Report Finds

The report argued that governments should center digital efforts on workforce skills and enhancing citizens’ experiences. 

Upskilling Programs that Tackle One Skill are 'Naive,' Experts Warn

Panelists at a Brookings event emphasized that jobs typically require a bundle of skills, not just one.

The Presidential Innovation Fellows Program Turned 10, What’s Next?

Presidential Innovations Fellow Director Rebeca Lamadrid discussed the “stay flexible” mentality of the program and where it is heading for its next 10 years.

Oversight of DOD Special Operations Forces Requires Better Data, Watchdog Says

Current data collected by U.S. Special Operations Command lacked both consistency and transparency, according to the Government Accountability Office.