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EEOC working to stop artificial intelligence from perpetuating bias in hiring

Developments in artificial intelligence can support the hiring process for all employers, including the country’s largest, the federal government. But those technologies could perpetuate bias in who gets hired for which jobs. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has a new initiative to ensure those tools comply with civil rights laws. Charlotte Burrows, chair of […]


Disciplinary timeline extends to next year for federal employees not complying with vaccine mandate

The White House says federal employees who are not complying with the vaccine mandate will not face disciplinary action until at least early next year. Those actions could mean unpaid suspensions or firing. Lisa Rein, federal government reporter for the Washington Post, said unions had pressed the Biden administration to delay disciplinary actions until after […]


Army command implementing three-phased approach to future of work initiative

The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) has expanded its telework policy to allow for safe and continuous work during the Covid-19 pandemic. Now that flexibility also supports talent attraction and retention for DEVCOM’s workforce. John Willison, deputy to the commanding general of DEVCOM, said his team has been transitioning to the future of […]


More work needed in face of rising military service member suicide rates, GAO reports

Suicide has increased significantly over the last six years for American military service members and veterans. The number reached 28.7 per 100,000 service members in 2020. The Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs are boosting their efforts to help prevent suicide and reduce rates among those groups. Alyssa Hundrup, director for health care at the […]


Intelligence community developing overarching science and technology strategy

The intelligence community (IC) recently announced it will be working with commercial industries to protect U.S. national security from the growing number of threats by using cutting-edge tools and technologies. Dr. Stacey Dixon, principal deputy director of national intelligence, said the IC will be coming out with a science and technology strategy that will serve […]


Government should open more entry-level jobs to help address cyber workforce gaps, former White House official says

The United States has nearly 500,000 open jobs for cybersecurity across the country, according to CyberSeek, a job tracking database from the Commerce Department. Within the federal government, the Department of Homeland Security has hundreds of open positions just on its own and has created a new Cybersecurity Talent Management System. Ari Schwartz, managing director […]


Science and technology training for defense workforce needs improvement, says governance advisor

The Director of the Defense Innovation Unit Michael Brown says the Pentagon’s efforts to recruit science and technology talent are currently insufficient. The Defense Department needs to do a better job of recruiting, developing and retaining talent to create a more blended workforce. Loren DeJonge Schulman, vice president for research and evaluation at the Partnership […]

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