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Report: Federal Gov’t Plans Reskilling Efforts to Address Cyber, IT Skills Gap

The Trump administration plans to initiate reskilling programs to address the information technology and cybersecurity skills gap among federal employees, FedScoop reported Thursday. Among the options available to the government is cross-training, a strategy that non-profit organization MITRE Corporation has been implementing for decades.

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GAO: OMB, Fed Agencies Should Address CIO Roles in IT Management

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the Office of Management and Budget and 24 federal agencies boost the implementation of their respective chief information officers’ responsibilities in different information technology management areas. GAO said Thursday the OMB should address the new responsibilities of its CIO related to the IT workforce, …

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Administration Officials Call for R&D Investments to Preserve National Security, Economic Competitiveness

A recent memo from the Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Science and Technology Policy called on federal agencies to invest in research and development efforts that would preserve national security and promote economic competitiveness. The memo, dated July 31, details the R&D priorities of the Trump administration and describes practices that agencies could promote to maximize R&D resources and personnel. The memo also serves as a guide for agencies when they formulate budget proposals for FY 2020.

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Rep. Gerry Connolly Introduces Bill to Revamp FedRAMP Certification Process

Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., has introduced a bill that would reform the government’s process for authorizing commercial cloud products and services through the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program. Connolly’s office said Friday FedRAMP Reform Act of 2018 would also institute agency compliance measures and create new metrics to properly implement such measures. He noted …

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Suzette Kent: Federal Government Aims to Complete IT Modernization Tasks by Year’s End

U.S. Federal Chief Information Officer Suzette Kent has told House lawmakers that the government has completed 37 of the 52 tasks outlined in the Federal Information Technology Modernization Report, MeriTalk reported Wednesday. She said at a joint subcommittee hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Wednesday the remaining tasks are scheduled …

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GAO Reviews Agencies’ Q2 2017 Spending Data

The Government Accountability Office has found in a recent study that only 15 out of 53 agencies submitted complete and accurate 2017 second quarter spending data to comply with the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014. GAO said Monday the other 38 agencies submitted inaccurate spending data partly due …

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Margaret Weichert: White House to Prioritize Cyber, Security Clearance Reforms in Gov’t Reorganization

Margaret Weichert, deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget, said at a Senate panel hearing Wednesday the Trump administration will start its government reorganization effort with transferring authority of security clearances and standardizing cyber jobs, Nextgov reported Wednesday. She told Senate Homeland Security Committee members the White …

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