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OMB Announces Graduation of First Group of Federal Employees From Data Science Upskilling Initiative

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The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) announced that 61 federal employees graduated from its data science upskilling program after undergoing training between Sept. 2020 and Jan. 2021. OMB used the lessons learned from its Federal Cyber Reskilling Academy and the Census Bureau’s training initiative to help come with the data science upskilling program in August 2020.

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Maria Roat, Deputy Federal CIO, Discusses Federal IT Modernization

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Maria Roat, deputy federal chief information officer (CIO) and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, recently discussed how developing emerging technologies, such as quantum computing, could invalidate encryption methodologies in the future. She added that federal systems must evolve to support innovation. Roat noted that investing in modern zero-trust security architectures and flexible, scalable cloud-solutions is essential to agencies. 

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Public Service Agency Unveils Recommendations on Gov’t IT Workforce Sustainment

The National Commission on Military, National and Public Service recommends that the federal government optimize its hiring processes and modernize civil service preferences to sustain the information technology workforce, Fedscoop reported Tuesday. The commission advised that the government needs to develop technical skill standards, create a civilian group comprised of former government IT employees and grow the Federal Cyber Reskilling Academy.

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CIO Suzette Kent: Federal Workforce Welcomes OMB’s AI, Automation Initiative

Federal Chief Information Officer and 2019 Wash100 Award winner Suzette Kent said the federal workforce is showing great interest in the administration’s initiative to retool agencies with artificial intelligence, automation and analytics, Federal News Network reported Monday. Over 1,500 employees applied to the Office of Management and Budget’s first Federal Cyber Re-skilling Academy that intends to train non-information technology personnel for future cyber-related tasks and the use of innovative technologies.

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First Federal Cyber Reskilling Academy Launched to Build Govt’s Cyber Defense

The Department of Education, the Office of Management and Budget and the CIO Council have established the first Federal Cyber Reskilling Academy to provide federal employees hands-on training on cybersecurity. The council said Friday the program is part of President Trump’s Management Agenda and the new Government Reform Plan. The first class of the academy is open to government employees not working on information technology-related tasks. The three-month curriculum includes three training courses with a boot camp and certification tests to prepare new cyber defense analysts.

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