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OMB Official Seeks to Reskill Federal Workforce in IT Modernization Effort

The Office of Management and Budget’s deputy director for management recently talked about how the Trump administration is working to upgrade the skills of the federal workforce as part of the government’s IT modernization efforts, FedScoop reported Monday. Margaret Weichert said during the 2018 Imagine Nation ELC conference that, regarding IT modernization and the acquisition of tech talent, she and her office discovered that “we need the people here in government, particularly the people who have the desire to be here.”

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GAO’s Dave Powner: Federal Govt Should Strengthen CIO Authorities

Dave Powner, the departing information technology director at the Government Accountability Office, told Nextgov in an interview published Friday that he thinks the government should continue to establish “strong governance” over IT acquisitions and strengthen the authorities of agency chief information officers. “I think the big thing that you need to …

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GAO: Federal Agencies Move to Address IT Labor Challenges

The Government Accountability Office has previously recommended federal agencies to increase their information technology workforce development efforts to mitigate issues related to federal hiring activities, recruitment of qualified staff and identification of skill gaps. GAO said in a report published Tuesday it found that multiple agencies have taken actions to implement the congressional watchdog’s recommendations such …

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Terry Halvorsen: Legislation Needed to Bolster DoD’s IT Workforce

Terry Halvorsen, the Defense Department‘s chief information officer, has called for legislative action to help DoD attract and retain information technology professionals, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Scott Maucione writes Halvorsen told the House Armed Services Committee’s emerging threats and capacities subcommittee Tuesday he believes compensation package that companies offer to entice talented candidates somehow affects …

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Tony Scott: Cloud Strategies Need to Have Time Frames, Common Services

Federal CIO Tony Scott has outlined his strategy to drive government information technology programs toward completion as initiatives on digital services, cybersecurity and cloud adoption are underway, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jason Miller writes that Scott aims to “put his own stamp” on these programs even as President Barack Obama has only …

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