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OMB to Refine Data Science Skills of Federal Workforce; Margie Graves Quoted

The Office of Management and Budget plans to administer a pilot program to repolish the data science skills of federal employees, Federal News Network reported Monday. The future program would also aim to help federal officers understand the importance of data science to achieve an agency's goals.

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GAO’s Innovation Lab Aims to Support Auditing Work With Analytics, AI; Taka Ariga Quoted

The Government Accountability Office has established an innovation lab to advance the use of analytics capabilities and emerging technologies to help improve the work of auditors and other government personnel. GAO said Tuesday the formation of the lab is one of the tasks of the agency’s science, technology assessment and analytics team, which was created in January.

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Ron Thompson on NASA’s Data Resources, Implementation of National Data Strategy

Ron Thompson, chief data officer at NASA, told Government Matters in a video interview posted Monday how the agency leverages data to support its missions. He discussed NASA’s data resources and how the agency executes the Office of Management and Budget’s National Data Strategy based on those resources.

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NSF Awards 43 Research Grants Under Collaborative Accelerator Program

The National Science Foundation has awarded 43 grants worth $39M to support collaborative fundamental scientific exploration efforts as part of an accelerator program. The Convergence Accelerator initiative seeks to validate research areas that are amenable for partnerships between research teams, nonprofit organizations, private companies and the government, NSF said Tuesday.

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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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NAVWAR Pursues Partnership for Data Science Study

Naval Information Warfare Systems Command has partnered with the University of California, San Diego to research data science techniques that may support the U.S. Navy's decision-making. The partnership intends to determine the staffing and training factors that significantly influence a ship's performance with the Consolidated Afloat Network and Enterprise Services, a platform that consolidates naval network systems, the service branch said Wednesday.

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OPM Issues Federal Guidance for Adding ‘Data Scientist’ Job Title

The Office of Personnel Management issued a memorandum allowing federal agencies to add “data scientist” job titles to a number of positions to establish the role of chief data officers and their support personnel and support the President’s Management Agenda and the Foundation for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018, Nextgov reported Tuesday.

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