Tag Archives: Agriculture Department

Mojdeh Bahar to Lead NIST Industrial Engagement

Mojdeh Bahar

Mojdeh Bahar, a former U.S. Department of Agriculture executive, has joined the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to serve as associate director for innovation and industry services, a role through which she will oversee industrial partnerships. Bahar will supervise NIST's technology transfer programs and external engagement efforts as she directly reports to Walter Copan, the agency's director, NIST said Friday.

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USDA’s Francisco Salguero Named New FCC CIO

Francisco Salguero has been named the new chief information officer of the Federal Communications Commission, succeeding John Skudlarek, who held the position on an acting basis following the departure of Christine Calvosa in May.

Salguero joins the commission after spending 14 years at the Department of Agriculture where he most recently served as deputy CIO and oversaw the department's $2B information technology portfolio, FCC said Monday.

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USDA to Address IT Skills Gap in Employees; Gary Washington Quoted

The Department of Agriculture faces the challenge to address the information technology skills gap across the USDA workforce, Fedscoop reported Thursday. Gary Washington, USDA chief information officer, said at a Fedscoop event that the department's adoption of a consolidated, business-focused IT approach has left out the technology awareness of many employees.

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Gov’t, Industry Leaders Talk Cyber Workforce Challenges at 2019 CyberCon; Rick Wagner Comments

Rick Wagner, ManTech International president and former Wash100 winner, said the government has to offer better incentives for cybersecurity talent as industries such as the banking sector increases demand for workers, Federal Times reported Tuesday.

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