It’s been more than 40 years since the last major revamp of the federal job classification system—before the internet and cell phones, let alone cloud services and data scientists. Agencies have been working with this archaic system as they try and hire software developers, cyber specialists, AI engineers and UX designers. Until some substantive change happens, agencies must find ways to work both around and through the system. Hear from those who have tried the alternative hiring systems and those who find a way to make the old versions work. Learn from human capital innovators who have experience at USDS, 18F and traditional agencies who have figured out how to write a job description that meets old requirements while also delivering tomorrow's talent.

At this event, you will learn about topics such as:

  • Special hiring authorities and how to use them
  • Hacks to get new skills into old job descriptions
  • Short term hiring and the advantages and downsides
  • Contracting out all the high tech jobs or not
  • Shared services or shared expertise


Note: Due to the COVID-19 concerns and current restrictions on large public gatherings, this Workshop is being planned as an exclusively online event. Should the public health environment change, an in-person component may be reinstated at a later date. Please check back here for updates.


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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

7 AM
8 AM
9 AM
10 AM
11 AM
8:30 AM - 8:35 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:35 AM - 9:05 AM Opening Government Keynote
  • William L. Scherlis Director, Information Innovation Office Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
9:05 AM - 9:20 AM Technology Insights I
9:20 AM - 9:40 AM Government Session II
  • Mark Andress Chief Information Officer and Director, CIO-T National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
9:40 AM - 9:55 AM Technology Insights II
9:55 AM - 10:15 AM Networking Break
10:15 AM - 10:35 AM Government Session III
  • Edward Dowgiallo Senior Technical Advisor, Office of Information Technology, Federal Transit Administration Department of Transportation
10:35 AM - 10:50 AM Technology Insights III
10:50 AM - 11:00 AM Government Session IV
11:10 AM - 11:25 AM Technology Insights IV
11:25 AM - 11:45 AM Workshop
11:45 AM - 11:50 AM Closing Remarks



The Hamilton Live
600 14th St NW| Washington, DC 20005


The Hamilton is located just steps from the White House at 14th and F Street, NW, Washington, DC, two blocks away from the Metro Center WMATA Metro Station, which is within walking distance of the venue.


There is a PMI Parking garage located at 1325 G Street, NW.Please note: Parking is not included with your registration.


NASBA CPE Registry

In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, CPE credits have been granted based on a 50-minute hour.*

Number of CPE Credits: 3

CPE Accreditation: Program knowledge level is overview and there is no prerequisite education or advanced preparation require.

Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

Program Level: Basic with no pre-requisites required

Field of Study: Information Technology

Registration # 137543

1105 Media is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

Workforce Workshop

DATE: September 16, 2020

TIME: 8:30 - 11:45AM


COST: FREE for Government Attendees*

*Government registrations require a valid .gov/.mil email address for verification


To learn more about sponsoring this event, please contact:

Kharry Wolinsky
Public Sector 360
[email protected]