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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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GAO: Land Management Agencies Need More Effort to Address Security Risks

The Government Accountability Office has found that federal land management agencies have not fully assessed the security of facilities for the protection of employees. The country's Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife, Bureau of Land Management and National Park Service have experienced threats that targeted employees between fiscal years 2013 and 2017, GAO said in a report released Monday.

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GSA Picks Joint AI Center as Fifth Centers of Excellence Partner Agency; Wash100 Award Winner Emily Murphy Quoted

The General Services Administration has partnered with the Department of Defense’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center through the Centers of Excellence program to help JAIC accelerate AI adoption across DoD and the federal government.

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Report: Agencies Introduce IT Reskilling Initiatives for Employees

Federal agencies are launching reskilling programs to provide employees new career opportunities in the field of information technology, Federal News Network reported Wednesday. Dorothy Aronson, chief information officer at the National Science Foundation, said NSF is overseeing a pilot to assess an online learning platform, Udacity, to help volunteers from agencies learn the skills needed to become data scientists or data analysts. 

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