This June 22, 2018, photo shows a Skydio R1 drone in Redwood City, Calif. Skateboarders, surfers and YouTube stars used to be the target customers for California drone startup Skydio, which builds sophisticated self-flying machines that can follow people around and capture their best moves on video. Now it's police officers and soldiers getting equipped with the pricey drones. U.S. political and security concerns about the world's dominant consumer drone-maker, China-based DJI, have opened the door for Skydio and other companies to pitch their drones for government and business customers. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

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In today’s Federal Newscast, GSA is removing all drones from Multiple Award Schedule Contracts that do not have the approval of the Defense Department.

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IT Workforce Optimization: The New Alignment between Mission Needs and Human Capital

This discussion will feature an in-depth discussion of how government is tackling these issues through workforce optimization and training.

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Federal CIO Scott plots to counter ‘severe talent shortage’

Tony Scott, the federal chief information officer, said agencies need to build from within to address talent gaps throughout the government.

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