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OMB to Launch Data Science Training Program for Gov’t Employees in September; Denis Ortega Quoted

Data Science

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is set to hold a free online training program aimed at refining the data science skills of up to 60 government personnel starting in mid-September 2020. Program participants will undergo eight hours of training every week to be followed by a two-month capstone effort in February 2021.

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Sen. James Lankford: Federal Gov’t Must Assess Industry Best Practices on Telework

James Lankford

Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., has said the federal government needs to reinvent its telework policies and ensure that emerging cybersecurity threats are “seriously considered” in policy dialogues. “We have a responsibility to ensure federal workforce strategies are relevant, cost effective and well thought out," he said.

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GSA Launches ITAU Training Platform for Government IT Acquisition Workforce; Laura Stanton Quoted

Laura Stanton

The U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) IT and acquisition experts, within the administration’s Information Technology Category, have developed the IT Acquisition University (ITAU), an online training solution for professionals within government IT acquisition, the GSA reported on Thursday

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Accenture Grants Merivis Funding for Veteran Workforce Training with Salesforce Platform; Kate Perez, George Franz Quoted

George Franz

Accenture and Accenture Federal Services (AFS) have awarded Merivis, a veterans service nonprofit,  a $100,000 grant to provide Salesforce training programs for technology skills to enable military veterans to transition to the civilian workforce, the company reported on Tuesday.

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Space Force to Begin Transitioning More Than 2.4K USAF Personnel in September; David Thompson Quoted

Lt. Gen. Thompson

The U.S. Space Force has chosen 2,410 space operations personnel from the U.S. Air Force to transfer to the new military branch starting Sept. 1. Space Force said that the selected personnel will assume space systems operations (1C6) and space operations (13S) duties as part of the transition.

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Microsoft Launches New Technology Initiative to Support Economic Recovery; Satya Nadella, Brad Smith Quoted

Microsoft

Microsoft Corp. has launched its global skills initiative to add more digital skills to 25 million people worldwide by the end of the year  in response to the global economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the company announced on Tuesday.

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GAO: U.S. Air Force Must Improve Assessment of Retention Efforts for Drone Operators

Drone Operators

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is recommending the U.S. Air Force to establish metrics to properly assess its efforts to hire and retain personnel that handle the operations of remotely piloted aircraft (RPA). The Air Force is yet to achieve its 2024 staffing goals for sensor operators and pilots. 

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