Jim Cook, vice president of Strategic Engagements & Partnerships at MITRE, details how stakeholders would like to modernize the federal workforce.
One of the main goals of the President’s Management Agenda is creating a modernized federal workforce. At a White House symposium in September, the Office of Management and Budget heard from 81 corporations and federal stakeholders, and each gave their perspective on modernizing the federal workforce. The MITRE Corporation gathered the takeaways from this event into a new report. Jim Cook, vice president of Strategic Engagements & Partnerships at MITRE and co-author of the report, says that leveraging technology is a key to making the federal workforce more efficient. “Technology is often viewed as a threat versus an enabler of people, and data in particular can be a much wider use tool to help agencies and the federal government understand what’s valuable to their people, what’s meaningful to their people, and how they structure out a suite of HR practices and programs to meet the needs of not just the agencies but the people they serve,” Cook told Government Matters.