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30 Nov 2018

Administration Announces First Federal Cyber Reskilling Pilot Program

By: CIO Council Operations

Washington - Today, the Office of Management and Budget, the CIO Council and the Department of Education announced the first Federal Cyber Reskilling Academy (FCRA) pilot program. This program offers Federal employees the opportunity for hands-on training in cybersecurity, one of the fastest growing fields in the country. This reskilling...

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12 Oct 2018

Hiring for the 21st Century: Strengthening the Federal Cyber Workforce

By: Jason Gray, CIO of the Dept. of Education and Co-Chair of the CIO Council's Workforce Committee

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). This week’s NCSAM theme is “Millions of Rewarding Jobs: Educating For a Career in Cybersecurity”. Since its inception, the CIO Council Workforce Committee has worked in partnership with the federal human capital community to develop, implement and communicate strategies to recruit, retain, and...

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22 Jun 2018

Digital Transformation Artificial Intelligence and the Workforce

By: Maria Roat, CIO of the Small Business Administration and Chair of the CIO Council's Innovation Committee

In the late 1800’s, nearly 50% of the American workforce was employed through agriculture. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, that figure dropped to less than 2% by 2008 [1]. This major restructuring of the economy happened over a period of decades, leading to the emergence of new occupations,...

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30 Mar 2018

CIO Council Honors Women in Tech for Women's History Month

By: CIO Council Operations

This blog entry is a cross post of a GSA press release on behalf of the CIO Council WASHINGTON, D.C. - On March 29, the Chief Information Officers Council (CIOC), supported by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB), hosted a Women in...

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02 Feb 2018

Preliminary Results of the CIO Council’s Government-wide Hiring Event Demonstrate Effectiveness of CXO Collaboration

By: CIO Council Operations

Recent industry reports project a 1.8 million cybersecurity workforce shortage across the globe by 2022. To operate and innovate in the federal IT space, the United States Federal Government must continue to invest in recruiting the necessary talent. The Federal Government must compete to recruit IT talent needed to defend...

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02 Nov 2017

Federal CIO Council Sponsors Federal Tech/Cyber Hiring and Recruitment Event

By: Beth Killoran, Chief Information Officer of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

I chose to co-chair the Federal Chief Information Officer (CIO) Council Workforce Committee because I am compassionate about the people I serve, and I believe that a fortified workforce is the most critical component to success. Without significant, ongoing investment in and commitment to people, we do not only run...

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15 Sep 2017

Federal CIO Council Sponsors Federal Tech/Cyber Hiring and Recruitment Event

By: CIO Council Operations

On November 6th and 7th, the Federal Chief Information Officers Council will host the first-ever, government-wide Federal Tech/Cyber Hiring and Recruitment Event at the Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring, MD. The Federal Government is seeking top information technology and cybersecurity talent to fill critical skills...

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21 Nov 2016

How to Snag Talent to Fill Critical Cybersecurity Positions at Your Agency

By: Angela Bailey, Chief Human Capital Officer, DHS

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently held a highly successful cybersecurity hiring event and I want to share some of the lessons we learned in hopes that others might be inspired to try it for their agencies. The most important lesson learned from our experience is the value of...

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17 Oct 2016

Future Ready Workforce: DOJ’s IT Workforce Strategy

By: Joseph Klimavicz

As the Department of Justice (DOJ) Chief Information Officer, I am often asked which new products or technology advancements will support our critical missions of litigation and law enforcement. Although I frequently engage with industry and government agencies about products or services to best suit our immediate and future needs,...

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30 Aug 2016

Sign-Up for the Technology Industry Day

By: CIO Council Operations

This blog entry by the GSA Blog Team was originally published on August 29th, 2016 on the GSA blog. The General Services Administration (GSA) is known for managing federal real estate and leveraging the government’s buying power to get the best deal for taxpayers, but it also drives and leads...

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22 Aug 2016

Talent Gap - OPM's Collaboration on the Cybersecurity Workforce Strategy

By: Veronica Villalobos, Principal Deputy Associate Director for Employee Services at the Office of Personnel Management

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is working with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and workforce experts across the Federal Government to implement dynamic initiatives to recruit, hire and develop the cybersecurity workforce necessary to tackle persistent cyber threats to the nation’s information technology networks and data. This...

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18 Jul 2016

New Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Strategy Released

By: CIO Council Operations

On Tuesday, July 12th OMB and OPM published the first ever Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Strategy, which is now available on the WhiteHouse.gov. The Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Strategy details a series of near-term actions to identify, expand, recruit, develop, retain, and sustain a capable and competent workforce in key functional areas...

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30 Nov 2015

Congratulating the Winning IT Solutions Challenge Teams

By: Tony Scott

Earlier this year, I announced the first-ever CIO Council IT Solutions Challenge to find innovative solutions based on the fresh perspectives of the best and brightest up-and-coming IT staff Federal agencies had to offer. In late October, we concluded the 2015 Challenge and I want to congratulate the two winning...

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21 Jul 2015

IT Solutions Challenge 2015 Expert Panel Feedback - Joshua Brightwell

By: Joshua Brightwell

Going into the midpoint meeting, my team felt confident. We were on a good track and had a solid problem statement and proposed solution. We feel there is poor resource management when it comes to email and other collaboration tools in the federal government. There is limited access to government...

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20 May 2015

IT Solutions Challenge 2015 Expert Panel Feedback - Inez Maguire

By: Inez Maguire

Team ONE was born on April 9, 2015 at the end of a long day of brainstorming ideas around government-wide IT and IT acquisition problems. After much wrangling, our team’s initial problem statement revolved around the overarching need for federal agency standardization in the areas of processes, applications, and data....

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18 May 2015

IT Solutions Challenge 2015 Problem Description - Ursula Nkwantabisa

By: Ursula Nkwantabisa

On April 9th, team FALCON (Team 6) ended the first IT Solutions Challenge workshop with an idea of creating a common IT acquisition platform where acquisition and IT professionals may exchange knowledge on past acquisitions, best practices, and other useful information. Between April 9th and April 28th, our team met...

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15 May 2015

IT Solutions Challenge 2015 Problem Description - Lori Alfred

By: Lori Alfred

For our second workshop of the IT Solutions Challenge (ITSC), we met at the Department of Justice (Justice Management Division). All team members came prepared with the information, insight and advice we received from subject matter experts (SMEs) and stakeholders relevant to our mission statement, “Create a cloud shared services...

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14 May 2015

IT Solutions Challenge 2015 Problem Description - Christopher Paris

By: Christopher Paris

By the end of the first IT Solutions Challenge (ITSC) workshop on April 9th, six teams set out on a journey to try and fix some of the government’s largest IT problems. I tethered myself to the group dedicated to impacting the ways the government hires, motivates, and retains skilled...

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13 May 2015

IT Solutions Challenge 2015 Problem Description - Kimberly McCarthy

By: Kimberly McCarthy

The goal of our team is to solve inefficiency in government due to a lack of standardization across IT policies and infrastructure. Even though our group is made up of six different government agencies across both IT and acquisition, the problems encountered in both sectors prove to be very similar...

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30 Apr 2015

IT Solutions Challenge 2015 First Impressions - Gibran Mills

By: Gibran Mills

In the Federal IT landscape, new buzzwords are constantly identified and implemented in the workforce. Terms like ‘agile’ and ‘better buying power’ are used so often that sometimes their true value is lost. Despite the unintentional dilution of these terms, on Thursday April 9, 2015 in the Indian Treaty Room...

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24 Apr 2015

IT Solutions Challenge 2015 Problem Description - Lori Zimet

By: Lori Zimet

I’ve worked in the Federal Government for over 13 years, but the vast of majority of government agency work remains a mystery to me. When I heard that my managers at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission had nominated me for the CIOC IT Solutions Challenge, I was excited to participate in...

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23 Apr 2015

IT Solutions Challenge 2015 Problem Description - Tonya Eaton

By: Tonya Eaton

Thursday, April 9, 2015 was filled with continuous activities that allowed us to understand and contribute to the first workshop of the IT Solutions Challenge. It was great to hear encouraging words from multiple guest speakers throughout the day including Stephanie Brown’s graphic facilitation, which wrapped up a lot of...

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23 Apr 2015

IT Solutions Challenge 2015 First Impressions - Edgar Pedroza

By: Edgar Pedroza

When I was first asked by the Chief Information Officer of the Department of the Interior, Sylvia Burns and the Geospatial Information Officer, Dr. Jerry Johnston, whether I would consider a nomination to serve on an exciting new committee being formed by the CIO Council, my first question was to...

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22 Apr 2015

IT Solutions Challenge 2015 First Impressions - Jeremy Greenland

By: Jeremy Greenland

The Eisenhower Executive Office Building isn’t something you see every day. The architecture is beautiful and the décor is stunning. In short, it’s the kind of building that draws the eye. Yet today, instead of focusing on the room I was in, or the building, I found my eye drawn...

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20 Apr 2015

GSA Partners with CIO Council to Move IT Shared Services Forward

By: CIO Council Operations

The CIO Council’s Executive Committee recently approved the transfer of its Shared Services Task Force to the General Service Administration’s Office of Government-wide Policy (OGP). This move will allow the Council to leverage OGP’s focus on creating customer focused, data-driven advisory services for agency executives. Serving as a just- in-...

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14 Apr 2015

IT Solutions Challenge

By: CIO Council Operations

The IT Solutions Challenge consists of several small working groups of rising stars within the IT and IT acquisition communities who will identify issues within the Federal Government and work together over the course of six months to develop solutions to those problems. The goal was to tap into the...

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04 Mar 2015

CIO Council to Sponsor First Annual IT Solutions Challenge

By: Tony Scott

It’s great to be up and running in my new job as Federal CIO. I’m looking forward to be working with Agency CIOs through the CIO Council, but I’m also interested in working with all levels of Federal IT and IT Acquisition workforces. That’s why I’m excited to announce the...

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