Jothi Dugar, the NIH’s clinical center’s chief information security officer, said she is using the agency’s Diversity of Science effort to increase the number of women in cybersecurity.
Agencies face an uphill battle competing with the private sector to recruit top cyber talent right out of college or advanced degree programs, but the State Department, and the opportunity to explore new cultures, serves as an enticing lure to recent graduates to federal service.
Not everyone is seeing an even distribution when it comes to women in federal IT. Some areas of technology remain a boys’ club.
Capt. Macauley was named the Secret Service’s Uniformed Division Officer of the Year.
Denise Keane, former board member of Altria and current board member of DirectWomen, discusses how diversity of background and opinion can make boards of directors more responsible and proactive, for the good of both their company and the general population.
In today’s Federal Newscast, after media reports said the Interior Secretary made dismissive comments about workforce diversity, 28 members of Congress send a letter to Ryan Zinke asking him to rethink his comments.
Mid-career women in the Coast Guard are leaving at a much higher rate than other demographics.
OPM’s Hispanic Council is considering whether a new executive order would put more pressure on the president and cabinet agencies to improve diverse recruitment and retention.
Federal News Radio reporters Nicole Ogrysko and Meredith Somers cover the civilian agencies of the U.S. government. Together they bring a fresh and thoughtful approach to the stories from the federal workforce that are often overlooked.
In today’s Federal Newscast, members of the Hispanic Council of Federal Employment urge President Trump to make more Hispanic employees a priority.