Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas said Tuesday that after the Modernizing Government Technology Act (MGT) passes Congress, his next objective will be to work on the cybersecurity workforce in the Federal government, likely through a Cyber National Guard. […]
The Office of Management and Budget today unveiled its plan to reorganize Federal agencies, called the “Comprehensive Plan for Reforming the Federal Government and Reducing the Federal Civilian Workforce,” which responds to President Trump’s March 13 Executive Order to OMB.[…]
The government needs to create and fund new hiring programs to fill Federal cyber vacancies, according to experts testifying before the House IT Subcommittee on Tuesday.
The Department of Labor announced the availability of about $5.7 million in grants for its Workforce Data Quality Initiative. The agency plans to award approximately three grants to eligible State Workforce Agencies to provide for the development or enhancement of a state workforce database.[…]
The Diplomatic Security Service Women in Security Engineering group serves as a support system for security engineering officers and security technical specialists working overseas for the State Department.[…]
Women’s representation in the cybersecurity workforce has remained at 11 percent since 2013, despite the growing shortage of cybersecurity workers worldwide, according to a recent (ISC)2 survey.[…]
President Donald Trump signed a bill directing NASA to encourage women and girls to pursue fields related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.[…]
The government needs to help provide educational resources to address the shortage of qualified workers to fill U.S. cybersecurity positions, according to witnesses at a House Science, Space, and Technology committee hearing.[…]
The best cloud companies to work for all make an effort to create a culture of employee engagement and success. Forbes released a list of the top cloud companies to work for, including M-Files, Apprenda, Zerto, OutSystems, Mendix, and DocuSign. MeriTalk reached out to them in order to learn the secrets of the best workplaces.[…]
Five days after millions of women marched around the world in support of equal rights, a group of female government technology leaders agreed it is more important than ever for young women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.
More and more Federal agencies will adopt bring your own device policies in 2017, and industries will keep up with solutions to secure the devices, according to Glenn Roth, Citrix senior systems engineer for U.S. public sector.[…]
The Partnership for Public Service released its rankings of the best places to work in government, finding that IT professionals have the lowest employee engagement score of all Federal government employees.
The White House’s Interagency Policy Group released recommendations for how to increase diversity in the STEM workforce by reducing bias.[…]
More than half of current university data analytics programs have been formed in the last six years, according to a recent report from software maker Tableau.[…]
Computer Science Education Week began Monday with plans to rack up schools that plan to teach students one hour of code.[…]
The Idaho Pathways to Early Career High School Network links high school students in the state with career coaches through Skype and text messages.[…]
IBM’s school in New York City, Pathways in Technology Early College High School, combines a high school and college program, which ensures that each student receives an associate’s degree within six years.[…]
The Office of Personnel Management report on the status of telework in 2016 found that the number of Federal employees who telework has continued to increase. From 2013 to 2015 telework participation increased from 39 percent to 46 percent of eligible employees.[…]