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The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) has named Sylvia Burns Chief Information Officer and Chief Privacy Officer, with a mandate to lead implementation of the agency’s five-year IT modernization plan.






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A report from Capital One, released this month, examines the factors that influence women who stay in technological careers, and best practices for supporting women and keeping them in technology positions.






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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 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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The Democratic National Committee (DNC) appointed Nellwyn Thomas as its new chief technology officer (CTO) – making Thomas the first woman to serve in the position – and Kat Atwater as deputy CTO. This is also the first time that all of the DNC tech team’s senior leadership positions are held by women. Thomas was […] […]

Sens. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., introduced the Combating Sexual Harassment in Science Act of 2019 to authorize $17.4 million per year in funding to address the causes and consequences of sexual harassment in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.






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According to a new survey by the International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC)², women make up about 24 percent of the U.S. cybersecurity workforce currently, as measured among cybersecurity workforce and IT professionals who spend at least 25 percent of their time on security work.






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Women make up less than a quarter of the cybersecurity workforce and while efforts are underway to boost that number, success has been limited. New America, a non-partisan think tank, released a report on Thursday detailing the current status of women in the cyber workforce, efforts to increase the number of women in the field, and steps that can be taken to improve hiring and retention across the industry.






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Amid research and reports concerning the impact automation and artificial intelligence (AI) will have on the American workforce, the way in which technological change will endanger individuals’ jobs on a gendered basis remains largely unexamined.






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The Bank Policy Institute, a nonpartisan public policy, research, and advocacy group, announced Thursday that it has hired Kenice Middleton to be its new senior vice president of cybersecurity risk management.






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To attract girls and women to computer science and retain their interest in the field, Girls Who Code, a nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology, said this week it is advocating for a policy agenda that includes expanded computer science classes, increased exposure to women and minorities in tech, and more professional development funding.






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A strong cultural push–one that doesn’t discourage creativity, change, and even failure–is necessary to drive innovation within IT departments, according to a panel of government leaders and a private sector IT executive gathered Wednesday at MeriTalk’s 2018 Cloud Computing Brainstorm.






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