Despite an increased focus on the gender imbalance in the tech workforce, a significant gender pay gap remains, according to a March 5 report from Dice, a career hub for technology professionals.
The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) announced a change in leadership today.
Scholars at the Brookings Institution are suggesting that Congress invest in a $100 billion package to support 10 potential technology growth centers and foster innovation outside of traditional tech hubs like Silicon Valley.
The global shortage for cybersecurity professionals reached 4.07 million and the U.S. gap nears 500,000, according to last week’s report by the non-profit membership association for information security leaders, (ISC)2.
Over the last few months, there has been a significant leadership shakeup in state and local governments across the country.
With 67 percent of millennials wishing for more meaningful work, government agencies must reduce menial tasks and implement digital workflows to “give people more time to do the job they applied to do,” explained John Asquith, Innovation Lead for Government at ServiceNow, during their Knowledge 2019 conference on May 7.
State governments are facing increasing difficulties in recruiting and retaining top talent to their agencies, in part because of eroding confidence in what has long been seen as the mainstay benefits of government employment, according to a recent Accenture study.
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder announced Monday that the state will open two new cyber hubs at Northern Michigan University and University of Michigan-Flint. The cyber hubs are an extension of the Michigan Cyber Range, which the state described as “the nation’s largest unclassified cyber range.” The new locations will serve as a hub for security training and workforce development, and hosting events, exercises, and training classes.
The flood of surveys and reports detailing the shortage of qualified IT and cybersecurity professionals is unrelenting. Estimates put the shortfall at anywhere between 1.8 million to 3.5 million in the next five years.