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OFPP, USDS throw down a $360k challenge for digital services training

The "Digital Service Contracting Professional Training and Development Program" challenge asks industry to help federal contracting officers improve how they buy in-demand services.

Tags: acquisition , OFPP , U.S. Digital Service , Workforce , challenge , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/21/2015, 02:28pm EDT

Despite declining budgets, CHCOs still desire outside training opportunities

A new survey federal CHCOs, deputy CHCOs and CLOs by Federal News Radio found budget challenges and workforce turnover is causing agencies to value training and education even more. This is putting chief learning officers in a new and more prominent role to ensure critical skill gaps are filled and employees are turned into leaders.

Tags: Workforce , OPM , Chief Learning Officers Council , Sydney Heimbrock , CXO Surveys , Jason Miller , exclusive

Monday - 05/11/2015, 05:28pm EDT
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OPM lets agencies decide if conferences count as training

It will be up to agencies to decide whether to pay for employees to go to such events as part of their official duties, the Office of Personnel Management says.

Tags: conferences , Emily Kopp , Events , travel

Tuesday - 05/05/2015, 03:20pm EDT

Rehired annuitants help bridge agency skills gaps, but are they enough?

Agencies' succession and next-generation training plans are unfocused, thanks to hiring freezes and budget cuts. Mission-critical projects pop up, but departments lack the workforce expertise to see them through when long-time federal employees retire. In part 2 of our special report, The Reverse Retirement Wave, we examine how some agencies are turning to reemployed annuitants for help navigating the rough waters.

Tags: management , succession planning , Workforce , SSA , State Department , OPM , Tom Bianco , Georgia Hubert , Reemployed annuitants , Nicole Ogrysko , John Palguta

Tuesday - 04/28/2015, 02:04am EDT
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DIA doubles training budget for IT workers in face of growing challenges

Janice Glover-Jones, the Defense Intelligence Agency's chief information officer, said she brought in a training expert from the CIA to help create courses to meet the agency's need for soft and technical skills.

Tags: Technology , DIA , Janice Glover-Jones , Workforce , cybersecurity , Defense , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Friday - 04/17/2015, 09:10am EDT
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Federal CIO Scott to pilot IT initiatives toward smooth landings

Tony Scott, the new federal chief information officer, said in his first public speech his priorities are to ensure existing administration technology efforts are successful. But Scott offered some insights into tweaks and focus areas.

Tags: Tony Scott , Technology , OMB , Richard McKinney , Joyce Hunter , USDA , Transportation Department , cloud computing , Workforce , digital services , AFCEA , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 03:22am EDT
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New DoJ training reinforces the shared responsibility of FOIA

Melanie Pustay, the director of the Office of Information Policy in the Justice Department, said the tools and e-learning modules are focused on everyone from new employees to senior executives. DoJ rolled out the new education concepts ahead of Sunshine Week, which promotes open government.

Tags: management , Justice Department , Melanie Pustay , FOIA , Sunshine Week , Open government , Center for Effective Government , Jason Miller

Friday - 03/13/2015, 03:44am EDT
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Preview of the Federal Manager's Association training seminar

Tony Vergnetti hosts a roundtable discussion of the upcoming training seminar at the Federal Manager's Association convention.
February 6, 2015

Tags: Workforce , Federal Managers Association , Tony Vergnetti , Todd Wells , Dora Quinlan , Greg Stanford , Dexter Brooks , EEOC , Shaw Bransford and Roth

Friday - 02/06/2015, 06:54pm EST
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Federal CTO Smith wants tech experts who speak the language

Megan Smith, the federal chief technology officer says agencies need employees with a high technical quotient to help build digital services. Four months into the job, Smith said digital services, policy and innovation, and STEM are her top priorities.

Tags: Technology , Megan Smith , White House , digital services , OMB , Workforce , FTC , Internet of Things , State of the Net , Internet Freedom Foundation , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/28/2015, 04:54am EST
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Contracting officers not given tools, support to take risks, be innovative

A new survey by the Professional Services Council and Grant Thornton reveals the shifting demographics of the acquisition workforce gives the administration an opportunity to change the culture of how the government buys goods and services. From training, to hiring, to creating a path for better collaboration, the acquisition workforce could undergo a major transformation with the right support and focus, experts say.

Tags: acquistion , Contracting , industry , Stan Soloway , Professional Services Council , Phil Kangas , Grant Thornton , LPTA , innovation , Workforce , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/23/2015, 04:04am EST
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