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Suzette Kent: Federal Agencies Can Now Reconsider Physical Needs, Future Digital Roadmap

Suzette Kent

Suzette Kent, federal chief information officer and a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, said there has been an expanded use of digital tools as more federal employees telework due to the coronavirus pandemic and that agencies can now begin to reassess their physical requirements, Federal Times reported Thursday.

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White House Announces Gears of Government President’s Award Winners

The White House announced on Monday that the recipients of the Gears of Government President’s Award, which seeks to acknowledge the contributions of federal employees and teams who help improve the lives of U.S. citizens. “These awards recognize not just the front-line mission employees, but also those teams and individuals that are strengthening our country to be a more modern, effective government to better serve their fellow citizens,” Margaret Weichert, deputy director for management at the Office of management and Budget, said in a statement published Monday.

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Suzette Kent: CIO Council Seeking Second Set of Trainees for Federal Cybersecurity Reskilling Academy

Federal Chief Information Officer and 2019 Wash100 Award winner Suzette Kent said the CIO Council is accepting applications for the second group of individuals who will undergo training as part of the Federal Cybersecurity Reskilling Academy, Federal News Network reported Tuesday. “Our second set of reskilling activities are kicking off,” Kent said Tuesday at the GDIT Emerge conference in Washington.

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Sens. Gary Peters, John Hoeven Introduce Cyber Workforce Rotation Bill

Sens. Gary Peters, D-Mich., and John Hoeven, R-N.D., have reintroduced a bill that aims to boost the versatility of the federal government's cyber workforce. The Federal Rotational Cyber Workforce Program Act would establish a program through which cybersecurity professionals would rotate across the federal government to address the needs of various agencies, the office of Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., said Thursday.

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Margaret Weichert: Trump Administration Integrating Federal Workforce Efforts in 2019

Margaret Weichert, acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, said the Trump administration aims to integrate workforce efforts through executive councils and agencies in 2019, Federal News Network reported Wednesday. Weichert noted that the government will focus on the collaboration of agencies in workforce initiatives such as reskilling federal personnel, fostering employee engagement and shortening hiring procedures.

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Gov’t Launching First Employee Reskilling Academy for Cybersecurity

The Office of Management and Budget is launching the government’s first cyber reskilling academy to train employees who aren't in the information technology field to become cyber defense analysts, Government Matters reported Sunday. Jason Gray, chief information officer at the Department of Education, said the Federal Cybersecurity Reskilling Academy will provide participants with the latest cyber practices and problem-solving skills to protect their networks.

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