According to guidance issued by the Chief Human Capital Officers Council within the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), agencies can now use “Data Scientist” with the occupational titles of positions whose major portion of work is performing data science tasks.






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The United States Postal Service (USPS) Corporate Information Security Office will be adding 60 new cybersecurity positions to its workforce, with some requiring security clearances.






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A trio of women in senior IT leadership spanning the top ranks at Federal agencies counseled that hard work, skill in making key relationships, taking career-changing opportunities, and remaining authentic have been among the key steps in their paths to the highest levels of tech leadership in government.






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The House Appropriations Committee released a second of five appropriations minibus FY2020 spending bills for Commerce-Justice-Science, Agriculture-Rural Development-FDA, Interior-Environment, Military Construction-Veterans Affairs, and Transportation-Housing and Urban Development.






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Reps. Yvette D. Clarke, D-N.Y., and Tim Walberg R-Mich., introduced new legislation on June 13 to “help close the workforce shortage in the telecommunications industry.” The legislators said the TOWER Infrastructure Deployment Act, H.R. 3255, “reflects the need for a highly-skilled, professional workforce equipped to deploy 5G, lightning-fast broadband networks, and new broadcast technology.”






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Artificial Intelligence and how it may impact employees is front-of-mind when it comes to workforce issues, but having “organizational depth” can help ease the transition of implementing AI in a rational and beneficial way.






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The Department of Defense (DoD) has delayed the transfer of 1,200 IT employees that was set to take place in September of 2019 as labor unions raised their concerns about the move.






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As the reality of cyber threats and data breaches becomes closer to normal life for private and public sector organizations, a Nominet report finds that while executives know cyber risks are high, they still lack resources and accountability for handling breaches and information security.






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A recent Office of the Inspector General (OIG) report for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) found that although the NRC had sufficient protection of digital computers, communication systems, and networks associated with safety, security, and emergency preparedness, the commission’s cybersecurity inspection program is facing future staffing issues that will affect its ability to mitigate cyber risks.






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In contrast to the White House’s fiscal 2020 budget proposal that would freeze civilian Federal workers’ salaries next year, the House Appropriations Committee is proposing a 3.1 percent increase in those salaries in its Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) appropriations bill.






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The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) filed an unfair labor practice complaint against the Department of Defense (DoD) on behalf of the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA), alleging that the Pentagon neglected its duty to consult with the union on 1,200 IT personnel transfers to the Defense Information Services Agency (DISA).






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House members and witnesses from academia and industry on Tuesday discussed the importance of providing academic programs, tools, and pathways to not only help address the cybersecurity workforce shortage in America, but to also diversify the cybersecurity field.






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Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., argued in favor of the U.S. placing more emphasis on preparing the workforce for IT fields through certification programs, in remarks at the Department of Labor’s Federal IT Day on Thursday, May 16.






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Officials from a slew of private sector contractors – ranging from IT services giant Leidos to the owner of a coffee shop leasing space in a Federal building in Washington – urged members of the House Oversight and Reform Committee’s Government Operations Subcommittee to take legislative action to better inoculate contractors against the harsh impacts of any future Federal government shutdown.






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As technology changes mission requirements, the management of human capital, and how work is done at the Federal level, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a new report today recommending how Federal agencies should remain cognizant of emerging tech’s impact on managing and maintaining their workforce. 






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The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), an agency of the United Nations, today announced the observance by more than 170 countries of “Girls in ICT Day,” which aims to help bridge the digital divide in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector. 






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