Jeffrey Voth, former branch chief for cybersecurity, administration and operations at the Department of Agriculture’s forest service, has been promoted to chief cybersecurity architect of the department, G2Xchange ETC reported Thursday.Read More »
Francisco Salguero has been named the new chief information officer of the Federal Communications Commission, succeeding John Skudlarek, who held the position on an acting basis following the departure of Christine Calvosa in May.
Salguero joins the commission after spending 14 years at the Department of Agriculture where he most recently served as deputy CIO and oversaw the department's $2B information technology portfolio, FCC said Monday.Read More »
The Department of Agriculture faces the challenge to address the information technology skills gap across the USDA workforce, Fedscoop reported Thursday. Gary Washington, USDA chief information officer, said at a Fedscoop event that the department's adoption of a consolidated, business-focused IT approach has left out the technology awareness of many employees.Read More »
The departments of Energy and Agriculture have partnered to support the development of energy and manufacturing technologies for rural and agricultural applications.Read More »
The Government Accountability Office has found that federal land management agencies have not fully assessed the security of facilities for the protection of employees. The country's Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife, Bureau of Land Management and National Park Service have experienced threats that targeted employees between fiscal years 2013 and 2017, GAO said in a report released Monday.Read More »
Federal agencies are launching reskilling programs to provide employees new career opportunities in the field of information technology, Federal News Network reported Wednesday. Dorothy Aronson, chief information officer at the National Science Foundation, said NSF is overseeing a pilot to assess an online learning platform, Udacity, to help volunteers from agencies learn the skills needed to become data scientists or data analysts.Read More »