FCW Insider: October 28, 2021
Although there have been some gains in the representation of women and minorities in the IC workforce overall, the highest ranks are less diverse.
The secretary of State named cybersecurity and emerging tech as critical areas for capacity building at State, alongside climate, global health and multilateral technology.
The Defense Department has been increasingly looking to recruit civilians to fill its tech talent needs, but some lawmakers are concerned that the mission of uniformed troops could suffer.
Lawmakers on the Homeland Security Committee convened cybersecurity experts and key stakeholders from the transportation industry to discuss new rules in the works for the transportation sector.
*** General Dynamics CEO Phebe Novakovic told investors the company’s IT hardware business continues to feel the semiconductor supply chain pinch that she referenced as a headwind back in the summer. Washington Technology has more on this story.
*** A foundation in open data laid the groundwork for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's artificial intelligence efforts, according to an agency tech official. GCN has the story of USPTO's data journey.
Posted by FCW Staff on Oct 28, 2021 at 2:26 AM