Tag Archives: Workforce

DHS to Hold Sprints on Driving Cybersecurity Response; Alejandro Mayorkas Quoted

Alejandro Mayorkas

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is launching a cybersecurity sprint event in support of the Biden administration's efforts to drive cyber response. DHS will hold a series of exercises focused on major IT topic areas such as ransomware, industrial control systems, workforce, election security, transportation security and international-focused efforts.

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Siemens USA Announces New Leadership for Government Affairs Unit; Barbara Humpton Quoted

Barbara Humpton

Siemens USA has appointed several new executives to its Government Affairs organization to drive the company’s strategic business priorities across infrastructure, technology, advanced manufacturing, mobility and workforce. "This team will continue to be an invaluable asset in advancing the company’s U.S. priorities,” said Barbara Humpton, CEO of Siemens USA and five-time Wash100 Award recipient. 

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AMERICAN SYSTEMS Receives 2021 National Top Workplaces Award; Peter Smith Quoted

Peter Smith

Energage has recognized AMERICAN SYSTEMS with a 2021 National Top Workplaces award. AMERICAN SYSTEMS received the award based on employees’ feedback that was recorded and analyzed by an employee engagement survey. “We are thrilled to receive this recognition as a 2021 National Top Workplaces award winner,” said Peter Smith, president and CEO of AMERICAN SYSTEMS and three-time Wash100 Award recipient.

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Alejandro Mayorkas Discusses DHS Workforce Initiatives, Cyber Posture

Alejandro Mayorkas

Alejandro Mayorkas, President Biden’s choice to lead the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), recently discussed how he plans to support the department’s workforce. Mayorkas noted that he will work to provide DHS employees with essential tools to support success across the department. Mayorkas noted that he plans to improve the department’s cyber posture. 

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Radiance Promotes Kristi Looney to VP, Director of HR; Cindy Santy Quoted

Radiance Technologies

Radiance Technologies has promoted Kristi Looney as vice president of Human Resources. She currently supervises the company’s Human Resources Department, focusing on recruiting, benefits, compensation and workforce planning, as director of Human Resources. She will continue to serve as director, following her promotion. "Kristi has passion for her work and is dedicated to our employee-owners," said Cindy Santy, Radiance's chief capabilities officer. 

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Maria Roat: Federal Agencies’ Digital Modernization Investments Helped Address Pressing Workforce Needs

Maria Roat

Maria Roat, deputy federal chief information office and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, has said the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in federal agencies executing the transition away from siloed operations to support remote work needs. The council has also launched efforts such as training programs to help the federal government bring in more data scientists. 

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Ted Kaouk on Federal Data Strategy 2021 Action Plan

Ted Kaouk

Ted Kaouk, chair of the Federal Chief Data Officers Council and CDO at the Department of Agriculture (USDA), said foundational actions over data governance, workforce and infrastructure will continue to play a role in the Federal Data Strategy 2021 action plan. The Federal Data Strategy provides agencies and their CDOs a 10-year roadmap and annual action plans to establish milestones.

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NGA’s Stacey Dixon on Accelerating Workforce Innovation

Stacey Dixon

Stacey Dixon, deputy director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, has said that the agency’s internship program is an example of its efforts to encourage workforce innovation. She added that NGA is encouraging its personnel to leverage commercially- and publicly-available information to move missions forward.

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DoD Funds Projects to Address Defense Industry Manufacturing Gaps

Department of Defense

The Department of Defense (DoD) has issued awards worth almost $27 million for nine projects that will prototype manufacturing technologies in support of the defense industrial base. The investment supports the National Imperative for Industrial Skills initiative that aims to address the engineering skills gap currently in the defense industry. 

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