Transforming Workforce Management | AI-Driven Government Operations | Navy’s Data-Driven Future


Workforce of the Future: A Playbook for Modern Employment

IMG_2062Kimberly Holden, Principal Deputy Associate Director at OPM discusses the "Workforce of the Future Playbook" introduced by OPM, emphasizing its role in transforming federal agencies into model employers. The playbook is designed to provide agencies with easily digestible and implementable information, real-life examples from peer agencies, and metrics for measuring success. It advocates for an agile, inclusive workforce that leverages data-driven decisions, ensuring agencies are prepared to embrace and capitalize on changes. The playbook encourages agencies to customize its implementation based on their unique needs and to involve key stakeholders in the decision-making process.

Key Takeaways:

  1. The playbook aims to make federal agencies model employers by providing practical, implementable guidance and real-life examples.
  2. It promotes an agile and inclusive workforce, emphasizing the importance of data-driven decisions.
  3. Agencies are encouraged to tailor the playbook's implementation to their specific needs and to engage key stakeholders in the process.

AI Transformation in Government Operations

IMG_2091Dave Wennergren, CEO at ACT-IAC discusses the transformative impact of AI on government operations, highlighting its potential to streamline processes and improve decision-making. He stresses the importance of focusing AI implementation on core missions to reduce friction, enhance access, and accelerate outcomes. Wennergren also points out the necessity of IT modernization, workforce readiness, cultural readiness for change, and ethical AI adoption. He suggests that AI can also play a role in improving FITARA scorecards by emphasizing tech modernization, cybersecurity, customer experience, and AI implementation.

Key Takeaways:

  1. AI has the potential to significantly improve government operations by automating routine tasks and enhancing decision-making.
  2. Successful AI implementation requires IT modernization, a trained workforce, cultural readiness for change, and ethical considerations.
  3. Adjusting FITARA scorecards to emphasize AI implementation could drive further adoption and innovation in government IT practices.

The Navy's Data Future: Maneuverability and Decision-Making

IMG_1680-1Jane Rathbun, CIO at the Navy outlines the Navy's strategy for enhancing data maneuverability and decision-making capabilities. The strategy focuses on optimizing, securing, and deciding, with a particular emphasis on making data ready, transparent, tagged, and usable. Rathbun discusses building an information ecosystem that supports data maneuverability, AI, and machine learning, ensuring data at the tactical edge is decision-worthy and has undergone analytic rigor. She also emphasizes the importance of automation in achieving these goals and ensuring that data is seamlessly moved and managed across different security environments.

Key Takeaways:

  1. The Navy's strategy prioritizes optimizing data management, securing data pathways, and enhancing decision-making with high-quality data.
  2. Building an information ecosystem that supports data maneuverability and leverages AI and machine learning is key to the strategy.
  3. Automation and smart management of data are crucial for enabling seamless data movement and providing decision-worthy information at the tactical edge.

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