Vice President Joe Biden, shown in Ukraine in 2015, has announced a program aimed at hiring. (Photo: Shutterstock)
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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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science

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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clinton

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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statefed

State-Federal collaboration is going to be essential in combating state and local cyber threats, according to witnesses at a cybersecurity congressional hearing. “States have constantly ranked their cyber capabilities among the lowest capabilities,” said Rep. Dan Donovan, R-N.Y. “What is preventing us from reaching an appropriate level of cybersecurity?”






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whitehouse.gov

The White House is seeking the advice of some of the country’s youngest scientists through the launch of a kid science advisers program, which allows students to submit their thoughts and ideas on STEM education.






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whitehouse.gov

The future of scientific and technological innovation is in the hands of today’s students, President Obama said in his speech at the White House Science Fair. “Some of the best moments I’ve had as president have been with science and at the science fair,” he said. “There’s nothing that makes me more hopeful than seeing the young people that are here.”






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Tech Iconoclasts Event

A group of senior IT executives and former CIOs are attempting to direct the presidential candidates’ attention to the urgent needs of IT policy in the Federal government. They released a report, titled “Tech Iconoclasts – Voting for America’s Success in a Network World,” an open letter to the candidates that outlines five key needs in Federal IT and recommends policy to address these needs.






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womantech

Feb. 11 is the U.N.’s International Day of Women and Girls in Science.
In the government, many women have had powerful and profound impacts on Information Technology. Here are 11 women in Government IT you should know about.






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