Federal IT workforce needs training investment, expert says

Technology aids the workforce, but the government's IT security personnel need investments in training and development opportunities to truly thrive.

Senator not done questioning VA on conference costs

Follow-up questions on VA's conference costs include a basic one: Just how much did VA spend?

VA under investigation for excessive spending

VA comes under congressional, IG scrutiny for possible spending abuses connected to training conferences.

GSA's ethical lapses may indicate a systemic oversight problem, group says

Watchdog group says Office of Government Ethics missed clear warning signs of risks of abuse and waste in GSA, suggesting that some changes may be needed in the government's structure for ethics oversight.

White House, committee spar over acquisition workforce training funds

The Obama administration and a House committee are fighting over workforce development fund.

DOD, industry finalize IT personnel exchange

A pilot program will help defense officials build up their workforce's skills to protect and defend.

Expert: New travel, conference limits may threaten transparency

Unintended side effects of efforts to rein in careless spending could affect other administration priorities.

GSA postpones conference as part of 'top to bottom review'

GSA officials seek new ways to deliver information without travel, hotels.

Lisa Doyle

Warriors to Workforce program gives vets a second chance

The VA Acquisition Academy's Lisa Doyle created the Warriors to Workforce program to train wounded veterans to become acquisition professionals.

More senators take aim at conference spending

Several senators are advocating for reforms to agencies' annual spending on conferences, including proving that the conference advanced the ageny's mission.

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