IT Modernization

Industries Embracing Automation Also Face Widening Skills Gaps, Report Finds

The Government Accountability Office noted that all education levels have important skills for in-demand jobs, but higher education levels provide workers with more in-demand skills.

CXO Briefing

Top Democrats Accuse the DHS Watchdog of Obstructing Their Investigations

Inspector General Joseph Cuffari defended his office’s work, but lawmakers pushed back.

CXO Briefing

GSA’s Dave Zvenyach to Exit Government

In his position leading the Technology Transformation Services, Zvenyach oversaw 18F and other key programs including the burgeoning identity shared service Login.gov.

Ideas

Science Skeptics Often Suffer From Overconfidence

People who know less about scientific topics tend to think they know more, according to a recent study.

Policy

Survey: Performance, Pressure Have Increased Among Remote Government Employees During COVID

The survey also revealed managers seem to trust employees to perform more in virtual environments.

Ideas

New Photos Suggest How Trump, Flush with Power, May Have Sent Official Documents down the Toilet

Photos showing what appear to be torn-up documents in two different toilets may provide more evidence of the former president’s habit of destroying his presidential documents.

Emerging Tech

Mobile Threats Prompt Operational Changes for Government Staff

More than 80% of public sector respondents to a recent survey said they have been forced to re-evaluate workplace practices as attacks on mobile devices grow.

IT Modernization

Senate Committee Approves AGILE Procurement Act for IT and Communications Tech

The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs advanced the AGILE Act of 2022 in an effort to help improve the federal government’s IT procurement process.

CXO Briefing

These Are the Agencies Federal Employees Are Leaving at the Highest Rates

After jumping during the pandemic, the government's overall attrition rate has stabilized.

IT Modernization

U.S. Courts Still Suffer Poor IT Management Following 2020 Breach, Watchdog Finds

A U.S. Government Accountability Office’s report indicates insufficient IT workforce planning and management at the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, following the office’s 2020 system breach.

CXO Briefing

If Trump Is Reelected, His Aides Are Planning to Purge the Civil Service

Officials are looking to revive a controversial order issued in Trump's waning days and have already identified 50,000 federal positions to target.

CXO Briefing

More Americans Want 'Very Major' Government Reform

With the number of federal breakdowns piling up, the public is deeply divided on the size and role of government. 

IT Modernization

Federal Agencies Invest More Each Year in Cloud as Benefits Outweigh Challenges

Government IT experts promoted the benefits of migrating to the cloud, even as they cautioned about the need to train employees and navigate the regulatory process.

Emerging Tech

White House Advocates Cloud Investment as a Path to Artificial Intelligence

A new report from the White House points to advanced cloud technologies to help bolster artificial intelligence R&D at the federal level.

Data

EEOC: Women still lag far behind men in the government’s STEM workforce

A new report from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission digs into women in the government’s STEM workforce, showing gaps in overall participation, leadership and pay.

CXO Briefing

Solid Collaboration Tools Essential to Remote, Hybrid Work

User-friendly collaboration tools that work as expected are key to remote worker satisfaction, a new survey finds.

Data

GAO: State Department Needs to Do More to Address IT Workforce Challenges

The agency does not have the necessary data to evaluate its IT staffing practices, according to the watchdog.

CXO Briefing

White House Updates Acquisition, Business of Government Priorities

Workforce, interoperability and governance all feature in the new goals set for the President's Management Agenda.

CXO Briefing

Virtual Meetings Stymie Creative Teamwork

A new study finds that in-person teams generate more ideas than remote teams working on the same problem -- possibly because when people focus on the narrow field of vision of a screen, their thinking becomes narrower as well.

Emerging Tech

CFPB Expands Technologist Hiring Program

A top agency official says the agency needs more technologists to help it achieve its core mission.

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