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AWS federal training 'Pop-Up Loft' attracts thousands

Thousands of federal employees and contractors visited a free pop-up training event held by Amazon Web Services over the course of three weeks earlier this month. The idea grew out of previous pop-up — and eventually permanent — lofts AWS has hosted in places like San Francisco, New York and Tokyo. But this is the first devoted purely to federal employees and contractors. And the hope is that it will become a mainstay in the D.C. area as well. Billy Mitchell has the story.

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RPA is helping with FDA’s drug evaluation and research

An FDA agency is using robotic process automation to free up scientists from having to do labor-intensive, manual tasks. The Center for Drug Evaluation and Research has seven RPA projects in development as it works to free up staff for its core science mission. Dave Nyczepir has the scoop.

Government cyber reskilling programs are just getting started, Federal CIO says

The federal government’s Cybersecurity Reskilling Academies are going to keep expanding over the next few years, according to U.S. CIO Suzette Kent. The government has gone through two rounds of academies since last year, with more than 2,300 federal employees applying to them. Shannon Vavra has the latest on reskilling programs.

Marquette U. to expand computer science access for local K-12 district

A $2 million federal grant will be used to improve access to computer science education in Milwaukee Public Schools. Betsy Foresman has this one.

Oops, 2460 article has no excerpt. Jeff Stone takes you inside the numbers.

Report: Agencies need better data on the skilled technical workforce

There will be 3.4 million unfilled skilled technical jobs nationwide by 2022, including IT and cybersecurity positions critical to government. Dave has more.

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