AI in Federal Workforce | Human Sustainability in Public Sector | Zero Trust Security at HHS


Presented by Deloitte

Advances in AI and Its Impact on Federal Workforce

IMG_3206In his first interview in his new role, Rob Shriver, the Acting Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), discusses the pivotal role artificial intelligence (AI) plays in modernizing federal operations and workforce management. As the new leader of OPM, Shriver explains the agency's commitment under President Biden's executive order on AI, emphasizing the creation of comprehensive guidelines and new hiring strategies to equip the federal workforce for AI-driven tasks. His conversation underscores the strategic shift towards integrating AI responsibly within government agencies to enhance operational efficiency and policy-making.

Key Takeaways:

  1. OPM has introduced new AI guidelines and hiring flexibilities under President Biden’s executive order to prepare the federal workforce for AI applications.
  2. The agency is focused on leveraging AI to streamline government operations and ensure competitive pay within federal agencies.
  3. Rob Shriver emphasizes a collaborative approach with the CHCO Council to ensure policy-making includes feedback from various agencies.

Enhancing Human Sustainability in the Public Sector

IMG_3254Kristine Korva, the Human Capital Offering Portfolio Leader at Deloitte, explores the concept of human sustainability in the public sector. She describes it as a strategic focus on enhancing employee well-being, skills, and overall employability to ensure organizational success. Korva highlights similarities in workforce challenges across both public and private sectors, advocating for environments that encourage creativity and adaptability to technological disruptions, such as AI.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Human sustainability involves investing in the well-being and development of employees to boost organizational productivity.
  2. Both public and private sectors face similar challenges, requiring similar strategic interventions.
  3. Emphasis on creating a supportive culture that encourages innovation and adaptation to new technologies like AI.

Link: 2024 Public Sector Human Capital Trends

 Advancing Zero Trust Security Initiatives at HHS


La Monte Yarborough, the Chief Information Security Officer at HHS, discusses the implementation of zero trust security measures within the agency. Addressing various challenges, including legacy systems and cultural shifts, Yarborough outlines the agency's strategic approach to enhancing cybersecurity through collaboration and shared experiences among divisions. His insights reveal the complexities of adopting zero trust frameworks in large, federated agencies and the importance of resource allocation in achieving these security goals.

Key Takeaways:

  1. HHS is actively addressing the challenges of implementing zero trust security, not sidelining them.
  2. The journey includes managing a federated structure where different divisions collaborate on shared security goals.
  3. Cultural adaptation and resource allocation are critical to advancing zero trust security measures within HHS.

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