• Defense
    First Lts. Timothy Hennessy, left, and James Gusman during the Cyber Direct Commissioning Ceremony May 9, 2018, at Fort Benning, Georgia.

    Army extends higher pay, colonel rank to new cyber entrants

    The Army is opening higher ranks and pay grades to cybersecurity specialists who join the Army in hopes of bolstering the cyber mission force. 10/09/2018

  • Workforce
    Jeff Pon photo via OPM twitter

    What the OPM shakeup means for the agency's planned merger with GSA

    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. 10/08/2018

  • People
    DDM Margaret Weichert March 20 2018

    Director Jeff Pon out at OPM

    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. 10/05/2018

  • Workforce
    coworkers at computer (SFIO CRACHO/Shutterstock.com)

    OPM targets improved job satisfaction scores

    The Office of Personnel Management is targeting low employee performance and engagement scores within agencies and setting milestones for action. 10/05/2018

  • Workforce
    shutterstock image By enzozo; photo ID: 319763930

    House Republicans agree to give feds pay raise

    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. 10/04/2018

  • Defense
    Shutterstock image ID: 569172169 By Zenzen

    DOD struggles with loss of cyber personnel

    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. 09/28/2018

  • Comment
    artificial intelligence (vs148/Shutterstock.com)

    How AI will change the way government works

    By automating mundane administrative tasks, AI creates work experiences that unleash productivity, bringing out the best in human workers. 09/26/2018

  • AI
    technology and congress

    Hurd, Kelly: Government must pay more attention to AI

    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. 09/25/2018

  • Modernization
    HUD HQ By Mark Van Scyoc Shutterstock photo ID: 260703998

    HUD next in line for Centers of Excellence support

    The Department of Housing and Urban Development is using the GSA's Centers of Excellence Initiative to develop a modernization plan. 09/25/2018

  • Workforce
    people standing on keyboard (Who is Danny/Shutterstock.com)

    Why HR must adapt to rise of AI, tech

    The National Academy for Public Administration wants federal hiring and workforce management to adapt to modern technologies. 09/25/2018

  • Workforce
    Shutterstock photo id 669226093 By Gorodenkoff

    Security clearance backlog drops 9 percent

    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. 09/25/2018

  • Defense
    Agile development By Kalakruthi shutterstock image ID: 516494164

    Air Force rolls out PEO Digital

    The service is rebranding and changing its acquisition structure to reflect new statutory authorities and its agile approach to development. 09/18/2018

  • Workforce
    managing bots (Tarikdiz/Shutterstock.com)

    What federal job automation looks like

    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. 09/18/2018

  • Drones
    drone at airport (Shutterstock.com)

    FAA drone tracker launches nationwide

    The FAA completed the rollout of a nationwide real-time drone operations authorization system. 09/17/2018

  • Comment
    network monitoring (nmedia/Shutterstock.com)

    Barriers to effective insider threat monitoring

    IT security and HR shops must align their policies and activities to tackle the threat of data exfiltration. 09/17/2018

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