Shutdown On Hold | Long-term Impact on Workforce | AI Accountability Framework



This edition of Fed Gov Today is sponsored by the Partnership for Public Service

The continuing resolution Congress passed, and President Biden signed, puts the next shutdown deadline just before Thanksgiving. The current CR runs out November 17th. Margaret Weichert, former Deputy Director for Management at the Office of Management and Budget, and Gordon Bitko, Executive Vice President for Public Sector at the Information Technology Industry Council and former Chief Information Officer at the FBI, discuss what federal government leaders should do between now and November 17th in case they’re in this spot again.

Almost a third of the federal workforce can retire from their jobs by the end of 2025, and almost half can leave by the end of 2030. Data show very few young people want to join government to replace them. Max Stier, President and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service, writes about the future of the federal workforce for Bloomberg. He discusses the biggest holdups to younger people joining government, and how to fix them. He also has a preview of the Service To America Medals, and tells you why he thinks they’re important.

Four components make up an “
artificial intelligence accountability framework” from the Government Accountability Office. Those four components include data; governance; performance; and monitoring. Taka Ariga, Chief Data Scientist and Director of the Innovation Lab at GAO, tells you how his team identified those components, and how end users should use the framework.



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