Weekly Roundup: October 28 to November 1, 2019

Michael J. Keegan

Agencies lag on IT workforce planning, GAO says. Federal agencies are lagging on planning activities designed to improve the information technology workforce, according to a new report.

The report from the Government Accountability Office dives into how large federal agencies are doing implementing a GAO framework designed to assess and address gaps in skills in the federal IT workforce.

Preparing the Next Generation of Federal Leaders

Leadership plays a critical role in successfully executing the mission of government. Successful leaders envision, shape, and safeguard the future, creating clarity amidst uncertainty. This objective is increasingly difficult in an era where rapid, unforeseen change seems constant.

Weekly Roundup: September 23-27 2019

Michael J. Keegan

Pentagon teams with GSA on AI Center of Excellence. The Pentagon's Joint Artificial Intelligence Center has partnered with the General Services Administration to accelerate government's AI adoption.

Weekly Roundup: September 16-20, 2019

Michael J. Keegan 

Weekly Roundup: September 9-13, 2019

Michael J. Keegan

Can AI Transform Compliance? There is an urgency to embrace new technologies like natural language processing (NLP) and artificial intelligence (AI) to improve compliance productivity. The study calls for “a new generation of compliance talent that is digitally fluent, well-versed in analytics, and capable of delivering proactive risk insights.”

Weekly Roundup: September 2-6, 2019

Michael J Keegan

Weekly Round Up: July 22-26, 2019

Michael J. Keegan

Weekly Round Up: July 15-19, 2019

Michael J. Keegan

How to train your algorithm. The federal government is starting to bet big on artificial intelligence in the federal space, but agencies must be careful not to repeat IT mistakes of the past that have resulted in insecure legacy technology.

Weekly Round Up: July 1-5, 2019

John Kamensky

Updates to A-11. NextGov reports: “The Office of Management and Budget released an update to Circular A-11, outlining how agencies should be thinking about their fiscal 2021 budget requests.” The guidance includes “an annual review of how programs with citizen-facing services are ensuring they meet the core functions of the ‘CX program maturity model’ . . .  ”

Weekly Round: June 14, 2019

John Kamensky


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Clara Conti is a former chief executive officer, corporate restructuring guru and founder of multiple business startups. Connect with her on LinkedIn or Twitter. She is lead partner for Covid-19 Tiger Team at IBM.

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