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C. Ford Heard: VA Working to Identify Positions for ‘Acquisition Corps’

The Department of Veterans Affairs is planning to establish a professional acquisition workforce of contracting officers and program managers to serve veteran needs across all IT and healthcare service requirements, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. “We are in the process now [of] identifying positions that will be part of the Acquisition Corps,” C. Ford …

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Survey: Federal CIOs, CISOs Highlight IT Workforce Issues as Top Concerns

A new survey from Grant Thornton and TechAmericasays many federal chief information and security officers consider information technology workforce concerns as among their top challenges, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Brittany Ballenstedt writes 52 percent of CIOs, CISOs, information resource management officers and congressional oversight committees identified recruitment and retention of IT …

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Accenture-Backed Survey: Federal CIOs Eye Skills Training As a Priority

Sixty-percent of responding government information technology and financial leaders told an Accenture-backed survey that training programs could increase workforce efficiency amid budget limitations, FCW reported Wednesday. Reid Davenport writes that spending cuts, skills gaps and a lack of technology buy-in were the top concerns cited by survey respondents. Accenture and …

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DC Nonprofit Urges Govt Agencies to Step Up Recruitment of College Grads

The Partnership for Public Service has recommended government agencies establish recruitment campaigns to attract more college graduates into civil service, FierceGovernment reported Tuesday. Ryan McDermott writes the Washington-based nonprofit analyzed data from a 2013 U.S. survey of 37,874 college students and found that only 2 percent were interested in federal …

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HHS-Backed Survey Evaluates Health IT Training Milestones

A Department of Health and Human Services-funded study has indicated that grantees of a $116 million training program have fulfilled requirements of the health information technology sector, Federal Times reported March 11. Nicole Blake Johnson writes that HHS’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT commissioned the NORC at …

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