Now acting head of the Office of Personnel Management, Margaret Weichert laid out her priorities for the workforce and the commercialization of federal data.
Steve Kelman reports on what prompted Kelly O'Connor to take an rather unusual career turn.
The Army is opening higher ranks and pay grades to cybersecurity specialists who join the Army in hopes of bolstering the cyber mission force.
The abrupt departure of Jeff Tien Han Pon as director of the Office of Personnel Management was met with mixed levels of surprise, but some believe his being replaced will accelerate organization and policy changes.
Margaret Weichert, the Office of Management and Budget's deputy director for management, will be taking on a second role: acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, replacing Jeff Pon.
The Office of Personnel Management is targeting low employee performance and engagement scores within agencies and setting milestones for action.
The Trump administration had proposed a pay freeze on federal civilian wages in fiscal year 2019, but after the Senate passed a bill including a 1.9 percent raise for feds, House appropriators have followed suit.
The Defense Department looks to targeted recruiting and bonuses to check the loss of cyber workers as it expands the Cyber Excepted Service Personnel System.
By automating mundane administrative tasks, AI creates work experiences that unleash productivity, bringing out the best in human workers.
The leaders of the House IT subcommittee are looking to legislation and funding to level up progress in AI and workforce development to make sure feds can leverage the technology.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development is using the GSA's Centers of Excellence Initiative to develop a modernization plan.
The National Academy for Public Administration wants federal hiring and workforce management to adapt to modern technologies.
An interagency council credits a series of changes instituted to the security clearance process this year with the first drop unprocessed background investigations in years.
The service is rebranding and changing its acquisition structure to reflect new statutory authorities and its agile approach to development.
As the Trump administration aims to drive efficiency and accuracy and eliminate "low-value work," agencies are starting to think about what aspects of their operations lend themselves to automation.
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Government leaders should examine how the private sector addresses massive vulnerabilities and inherent instability through collaboration.
Now it's time for federal contractors to follow suit.
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