Those who are ‘data fluent’ will be future leaders of DOD, deputy CDO says


"Those who are fluent in using data will be the future leaders in our organization," said Clark Cully, DOD's deputy chief data officer.

DOD grapples with the future of its cyber workforce


"I think the divide between the need is growing compared to what we’re able to fulfill. I’m not sure we’re closing the gap, and time is ticking for us to do so," Lt. Gen. Dennis Crall, CIO of the Joint Staff, said during a hearing.

OPM director: Skills-based hiring will be ‘particularly helpful’ for recruiting cyber talent


Michael Rigas said a recent executive order opens a major door for agencies to recruit and interview talented professionals who obtained their skills outside of school.

Trump administration releases data skills catalog, ethics framework


As part of the Federal Data Strategy 2020 Action Plan, the White House recently published a curated data skills catalog and a data ethics framework for public comment.

White House prioritizes skills-based federal hiring in executive order


The order will allow agencies to vet "candidates using assessment methods that more directly determine whether job seekers possess the knowledge, skills and abilities to do the job they're applying for," said Michael Rigas.

Cloud, AI skills top list of talent needs for federal government CIOs, report finds


7 in 10 government IT leaders say that IT skills gaps have a significant impact on delivering agency missions.