Federal Workforce News and Analysis
News and analysis covering reforms in the government workforce and how federal agencies are adapting human capital around digital modernization. The implementation of new technologies has changed the way the U.S. government recruits and organizes its workforce, and has encouraged a newfound focus on drawing tech-minded talent from the private sector. This has included a focus on culture changes across major federal agencies as well, as leadership evaluates ways to make their most innovative departments more appealing to younger workers with experience in more informal private sector environments.
Strategically building soft skills are critical to forming the future workplace, federal leaders say.
A NAPA report calls on OPM to leverage data analytics and modernize IT systems to support innovation in managing the federal civilian workforce.
The three-pronged action plan around data use, practices and talent looks for a scalable model toward modernization.
Bringing cutting-edge commercial cyber solutions to military partners quickly can help government's workforce gap while tackling pipeline challenges.
Agencies are pulling people with diverse skill sets and areas of expertise to advance AI capabilities and applications.
Federal agencies can't compete with the private sector when it comes to salary. But there are other ways to appeal to IT professionals.
The group advocated for a U.S. Digital Services Academy and National Reserve Digital Corps.
'Soft skills' are among the top traits for strong cyber leadership, according to federal CISOs.
A cohesive IT framework is foundational for supporting a return to on-site activity.
The demands of a remote workforce have put renewed emphasis on instating zero trust and secure cloud access.
The MISSION Act led to improved reporting of staffing and vacancy data at the agency.
Improving acquisition for Soraya Correa means enabling the agency to better serve its national security mission.
New telework challenges present opportunities for long-term improvements.
Recently implemented telework measures are allowing the agency to focus on the Cerner transition despite challenges in pandemic.
Cloud-based HR solutions are especially important to maintain workforce across government during telework.
Overhauling how government communicates remotely doesn't have to affect security.
The agency appears to be allocating additional resources to both internal efforts and the national response as well.
As agencies prepare for mass telework, clear communication and an eye on security will minimize stress on employees.
Federal tech executives tout knowledge sharing and organizational reforms crucial for enabling remote work.