While most Federal IT professionals plan to vote for Hillary Clinton, they will probably lose colleagues and bosses regardless of who is elected president. According to a survey conducted by MeriTalk, 24 percent of Federal IT professionals would consider leaving government or retiring if Republican Donald Trump is elected president; 28 percent would consider leaving if Democrat Hillary Clinton is elected president. […]

President Obama announced Wednesday that the White House will be hosting a Computer Science for All summit, and that agencies and industry partners are acting in support of computer science (CS) education.






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Mikey Dickerson, administrator at the U.S. Digital Service (USDS), said that the hiring process at the Federal agency has improved since its start in 2014.






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Moms in the technical field who take time off from work might think their chances of re-entering the workforce are slim. However, private companies are offering “returnships” for parents who’ve left work to raise children, and the public sector could use these programs as well.






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The Department of Veterans Affairs announced that the Department of Homeland Security and Hiring our Heroes have teamed up to offer free online, on-demand cybersecurity training to government employees and veterans via DHS’ Federal Virtual Training Environment.






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SecureAuth has launched SecureAuth University, a continuing education program for cybersecurity professionals. Through e-learning and instructor-led courses, SecureAuth University offers certification for three levels of cybersecurity professionals: administrator, advanced administrator, and developer.






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Today’s tech companies are branching out from college campuses and are instead looking at adult coding boot camps to recruit the next batch of talent.






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The National Science and Technology Council recommends that agencies recruit a strong science and technology workforce by creating a culture of inclusion and innovation, connecting the workforce to the agencies’ missions, offering competitive pay, and strengthening relationships between the workforce and other employees within the agencies.






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Partnership with industry is essential for government technological success, according to congressional and industry leaders at a panel hosted by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation during the Republican National Convention.






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The Cyber Security National Action Plan announced in February is aiming to recruit people with broad skill sets to work in Federal government cybersecurity. U.S. Chief Information Officer Tony Scott spoke Thursday at the Federal Forum in Washington, D.C., about recruiting people with knowledge on specific domains, economics, and human behavior. “Our approach needed strengthening,” Scott said.






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Office of Personnel Management Director Beth Cobert announced the first Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Strategy to address the pervasive problem that government agencies face in recruiting and retaining a sufficient cybersecurity workforce.






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Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton issued an ambitious “Technology & Innovation” agenda to connect every U.S. household to the Internet by 2020 and offer entrepreneurs the option of deferring their student loans for up to three years as they launch their own businesses.






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The Internet of Things will soon transform the way transportation and infrastructure operate in the United States, according to witnesses at the Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security hearing.






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The key to digital success and development in all levels of government is a strong and dedicated team of leaders, according to Deloitte’s director of government innovation William D. Eggers. “It really does rely on different levels of leadership,” Eggers said in an interview with MeriTalk. “Where you don’t have that leadership, it becomes much more difficult.”






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The Department of Veterans Affairs has been consumed with transformation for the past 21 months, attempting to change from what Secretary Robert McDonald has privately described as a “Kremlinesque” culture to a high performing organization that puts veterans in control of their healthcare. That transformation effort, known as MyVA, is McDonald’s direct response to the […] […]

The National Science and Technology Council calls for more modern science and technology capabilities in national security in its report, titled “A 21st Century Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for America’s National Security.”






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