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Bureau of Labor Statistics Deploys AI, Machine Learning for Data Coding Tasks

The Bureau of Labor Statistics is implementing artificial intelligence and automation to simplify the agency's data analysis operations, Nextgov reported Friday. The Department of Labor component started using open-source software to automate menial functions and deployed a neural network framework to mitigate system errors earlier this year.

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NIST Releases Interactive Tool for Cybersecurity Job Seekers

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a CompTIA-built interactive online tool designed to help job seekers find cyber career-related information. Rodney Petersen, director of the NIST-led National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, unveiled CyberSeek at the 2016 NICE conference in Kansas City, Missouri, CompTIA said Nov. 1. “This interactive …

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USPTO’s Bill Brantley Unveils Beta Version of Open Data Portal

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has launched a beta version of its open data portal that  works to provide a platform to access patent data and drive collaboration between application developers. Bill Brantley, USPTO Global Intellectual Property Academy training administrator, writes in a post published Wednesday on DigitalGov the portal features patent and trademark …

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ISC Survey: Security Workforce Shortfall to Hit 1.5M in Five Years

A new ISC survey has projected the global security workforce to run short of 1.5 million professionals in five years, GovInfoSecurity reported Thursday. Eric Chabrow writes the Booz Allen Hamilton-backed survey, conducted by Frost and Sullivan, shows majority of information security professionals admit their organizations lack security experts. Chabrow also …

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BLS: 10K Federal Jobs Cut in March, 1,200 From USPS

Federal agencies have cut at least 10,000 jobs in March and 85,000 total over the past year, GovExec reported Friday. A Bureau of Labor Statistics report cited by GovExec says approximately 1,200 jobs from the U.S. Postal Service and 9,000 from other agencies were cut during March, Eric Katz writes. Katz reports that agencies at the …

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Shutdown Halts Work on NASA IT Contract Vehicle, NIST Cyber Framework

The government shutdown could prevent some agencies from meeting deadlines to release information on programs and contract vehicles, FCW reported Thursday. Amber Corrin, Adam Mazmanian and Mark Rockwell write the shutdown is delaying the start of an upcoming governmentw-wide information technology contract vehicle managed by NASA and a National Institute of …

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Survey Says Bureau of Labor Statistics Has Most ‘Readable’ Website

An agency that deals mainly in crunching numbers takes the top spot for having clear and easy-to-understand written content, according to a recent survey. VisibleThread, a firm specializing in developing document analysis solutions, released its first VisibleThread Website Index, covering the fourth quarter of federal fiscal year 2011. The Bureau of …

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Job Creation Up in September, Unemployment Stuck at 9.1

More workers were hired in September and job gains from previous months were revised higher, but the Labor Department’s latest jobs report says it did not make a dent in the nation’s unemployment rate. Unemployment remains at 9.1 percent, the same rate as July and August according to the Bureau …

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