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Workforce and People

Stories about the coverage of the people behind state and local government IT service delivery, employment trends and strategies. Includes reporting on automation and other forces impacting IT personnel development.

After 20 years of what appeared to be unstoppable growth, America’s tech industry has spent the past year underperforming the rest of the economy, with product failures in new industries like VR and cryptocurrency.
As states ready plans for year one of the State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program and look ahead to year two’s NOFO, local governments should advocate for what they want. High on those lists: MFA, threat monitoring and cyber training.
As federal money flows to state and local governments, a Deloitte report points out the workforce obstacles that could slow progress. Agencies need to start creating programs to fill those gaps now, the report argues.
Former U.S. Rep. John Katko, who helped establish the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency through legislation, will join the 13-member advisory committee, the agency announced.
Pima County's local college, technical education district and tech centers have collectively invested millions in renovations and expansions in recent years to boost technology-focused workforce-development programs.
Hartley, a veteran of public-sector technology with more than a decade of experience within government, is the group’s new CEO, describing the position as “the perfect next step.”
Twenty-four founders of tech companies in Alabama endorsed the college's request for a one-time infusion of public money, advising the state not to lose a valuable part of its talent pipeline for the innovation sector.
Mayor Muriel Bowser has announced that Chief Technology Officer Lindsey Parker will be taking over as her chief of staff following the sudden departure of John Falcicchio last week. Parker has been with the administration since 2015.
Onondaga Community College's new supply chain management degree will help prepare a workforce for a massive computer memory chip plant planned for construction by Micron Technologies in Clay.
Training systems like Georgia’s Cyber Range are crucial, enabling students to practice their tech skills with real-world scenarios such as machine learning for a manufacturer or information security on a mobile app.