Training


Navy sets sights on workers with strong business skills

The Navy is seeking professionals who understand business fundamentals and collaborate well at all levels.

Court TV: Viewers flock to federal judiciary's YouTube channel

The federal judiciary has started its own YouTube channel and redesigned its Web site to raise its public profile through Web 2.0 tools.

Cybersecurity credential could make hiring even harder

An influential advisory body is expected to recommend that federal information technology security workers be formally certified for their cybersecurity skills.

The case for more acquisition training options

The Department of Veterans Affairs' Jan Frye explains the rationale behind VA's Acquisition Academy.

Lawmakers push for improved federal supervisor training

The Federal Supervisor Training Act of 2010 (H.R. 5522) would require federal supervisors to receive initial training within one year of promotion, as well as once every three years thereafter.

Acquisition training: The battle lines are drawn

A blog post about an innovative approach to workforce mentoring stirred up some bitter feelings between acquisition workers old and new.

Marc Noble

For better info security, certify the workforce

Marc Noble, (ISC)2's director of government affairs, talks about the need for certified information security professionals and three emerging areas that need attention: software security, cloud computing and risk management.

Steve Kelman

Federal employees shouldn't be slaves to rules

Federal managers should combat employees' perceptions that their job is simply to follow the rules, writes FCW columnist Steve Kelman.

Bill would require small-business training for contracting officers

A Senate measure would require a training and certification program to teach the acquisition workforce about small business set-aside programs.

Grassley questions costs of SES training

Some SES training courses cost 460 percent more than private universities and over 1,000 percent more than most public universities, a senior senator says.

Knowledge management's generation gap

Reaction to a recent blog post by Steve Kelman highlighted one of the barriers to knowledge management: animosity between those who know and those who need to know.

Agencies lax about file transfer security

The government spends $7.9 billion annually on sophisticated cybersecurity measures, but agencies too often ignore the basics of protecting files, according to a new survey.