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House CAO Philip Kiko on IT Modernization, Customer-Focused Strategic Plan

The office of the chief administrative officer in the House has launched a customer-centered strategic plan and started a cloud migration initiative as part of its information technology modernization effort, Federal News Network reported Thursday. CAO Philip Kiko said his office identified gaps in professional development upon the launch of the strategic plan and then introduced the Congressional Staff Academy, which now provide personnel courses on committee clerk procedures and appropriations law, among others.

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Report: Gov’t Needs Fresh Tech Talent, Tech-Literate Leadership

A new report published by the non-profit organization Partnership for Public Service has criticized the federal government for failing to exert enough effort to recruit or cultivate technological talent that could help change the way agencies approach tech-intensive projects and address subsequent challenges. The authors of the report, Jennifer Anastasoff and Jennifer Smith, underscored the need for government to bring on board modern technical experts as well as the importance of having technologically literate senior officials.

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Senate OKs Federal Hiring Process Bill ; John Tester Comments

The Senate has unanimously passed a bill to allow federal agencies use another agencies’ list of applicants who have been subjected to a screening process in order to assess and select new employees. Sen. John Tester (D-Mont.) proposed the Competitive Service Act, Tester’s office said Thursday. “I urge the House to quickly …

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Tony Scott: Cultural Resistance Hampers Federal Agile IT Development

Federal CIO Tony Scott has said cultural resistance is a challenge that hinders the advancement of agile information technology practices in the federal government, Fedscoop reported Tuesday. Scott told a Partnership for Public Service event audience agencies still use the waterfall model for software development even as the General Service Administration’s 18F group and …

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Commerce CFO Ellen Herbst: Hiring, Retention Should Be Primary Mgmt Priorities

Ellen Herbst, chief financial officer and assistant secretary of administration at the Commerce Department, believes management initiatives should focus on the people and the hiring and retention of talent, she told the Washington Post in an interview published Wednesday. Herbst told guest writer Tom Fox of the Partnership for Public Service that Commerce’s management priorities …

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