A portion of $450 million in grants from the White House will be used to fund 25 job-driven education programs in cybersecurity and information technology through partnerships with private sector companies like Lockheed Martin, Booz Allen and SpaceX, Vice President Joe Biden announced Monday.
Criticized for his administration’s lack of transparency, President Barack Obama announced a series of new open government initiatives Wednesday designed to improve online accessibility, education and innovation.
The Federal Communications Commission hosted a panel of experts Thursday to talk about the challenges and ongoing need to make social media platforms more accessible to those with disabilities. But there was one group of representatives that was notably absent from the proceedings: the social media companies themselves.
As GSA’s DigitalGov enters its third year of existence, it aims to make socialgov “bigger, badder, better and bolder.”
The Department of Veterans Affairs has in the last few months brought on three new senior IT executives, including a deputy chief information officer for a newly created Office of Customer Advocacy.
The number of job postings for cybersecurity positions grew twice as fast as the overall IT job market in 2013, according to a new study.
Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 would have little or no negative impact on employment, according to Labor Secretary Tom Perez in a Feb. 18 Twitter question-and-answer session.
After his announcement before the holidays that he would be leaving the Labor Department, Seth Harris has been working with his team to transition out of the position. In this exclusive interview, he talks with FedScoop about his experience as deputy secretary.
After more than 4.5 years as deputy secretary of the Labor Department and six months as acting secretary, FedScoop has learned Seth Harris is leaving the department.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in the last year 60 percent of those hired in the tech industry were women. That’s a big shift away from the usual 70 to 80 percent of hires who, historically, have been men.
Alex Ross, Hilda Solis and Cathy Lanier have been included on the Daily Muse’s 50 Fearless Minds Changing the World list.
The Labor Department issued Sept. 27 its shutdown plan, detailing a complete national and regional office staff guidance.
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Xavier Hughes, chief innovation officer, Labor Department, discusses with FedScoopTV DOL’s customer service program and progresses.
After a weekend of remembering the march that sparked a series of legislative reforms for civil rights, there is another historic milestone to remember—Women’s Equality Day.
FedScoop on Aug. 22 hosted its fifth annual Lowering the Cost of Government with IT Summit, gathering top leaders in government and IT. Here are some highlights from the sessions and keynotes.
Accessibility to social media and technology for people with disabilities has recently moved into the spotlight, but is still a neglected area of need. Many think of “disability” as simply referring to physical disabilities, not mental disabilities, hampering efforts to secure services for the large population.
The SocialGov Summit held Tuesday gathered more than 200 federal officials to talk about the virality of government, with speakers from NASA, HHS, Labor, TSA and GSA.
The Labor Department, working with Lockheed Martin, has consolidated its databases around Washington, D.C., into a single, custom-built database center — the first step in a multiyear plan to consolidate its data centers and eventually move them to the cloud.
An annual report released July 12 revealed federal employees’ satisfaction with their leadership dropped for the first time in 9 years.