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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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Draft Plan Outlines Shared, Community Actions to Implement Federal Data Strategy

The Office of Management and Budget and three other agencies released the draft action plan for the Federal Data Strategy to leverage data as a strategic asset. The document consists of 16 steps categorized into shared, community and agency-specific actions needed to implement the strategy.

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DOE Funding Data Science Projects for Chemistry, Materials Science Applications

The Department of Energy is investing $30M to fund research on data science applications in the chemistry and materials science areas. The effort, under the department's Basic Energy Sciences program, is seeking projects that apply data science to uncover mechanisms behind the chemical and material aspects of energy, DOE said Friday

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Robert Cardillo: NGA Leverages Tech to Process Large Amounts of Satellite Data

Robert Cardillo, director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, has said NGA works to process and analyze huge volumes of satellite-based imagery data through technology adoption, Federal News Radio reported Friday. “As the computer gets better at that, it can help us to understand where there are changes in not just from day to day, but in what we call patterns of life — hostile threat, adversarial capability that we seek to understand, employment of a missile system,” Cardillo said Thursday at the George T. Kalaris Intelligence Conference at Georgetown University.

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