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The Indiana Department of Workforce Development is charged with continually improving the Hoosier workforce by assisting companies to create new jobs and improve employee skills. The agency offers a variety of training and educational grants, partners with Indiana's 35 WorkOne Centers and 50 WorkOne Express Centers, administers the unemployment insurance system, provides labor market information, assists employers with preparing workers for layoffs and closures and operates a statewide job placement service.

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3 Keys to Effectively Managing Microsoft Teams in Your Government Agency

Article | February 27, 2020

During the Ignite the Tour session “Managing Microsoft Teams Effectively” by Microsoft Teams Product Marketing Manager and Microsoft Teams Engineering Sr. Program Manager , the two walked attendees through everything government admins need to know regarding what controls are available to customize and regulate Teams within their agency’s tenant. Sankalp and Rima kicked things off with the basics: Teams is simple for IT and secure for everyone, and but only through effective Teams management will users receive the best experience for both users and IT. When thinking about Teams governance, three key points come to mind: architecture, security and compliance, and manageability.

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Cybersecurity Must Be Embedded in Every Aspect of Government Technology

Article | February 27, 2020

Cybersecurity has never been more important for every level of our government. The hacking attempts at major federal agencies have raised the profile of nefarious actors who use their highly advanced cyber skills to exploit both security and the vulnerabilities created by human error. Just last month, the Department of Defense confirmed that computer systems controlled by the Defense Information Systems Agency had been hacked, exposing the personal data of about 200,000 people. Additionally, the Department of Justice recently charged four members of the Chinese military for their roles in the 2017 Equifax breach that exposed the information of 145 million Americans. The hackers were accused of exploiting software vulnerability to gain access to Equifax’s computers. They are charged with obtaining log-in credentials that they used to navigate databases and review records.

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How to secure the U.S. government’s technology supply chain

Article | February 27, 2020

Fears of a full-on cyberattack, or more insidious scattered technical invasions, have escalated since the 2016 U.S. presidential election was found to be influenced by foreign hacking. More recently, unrest in the Middle East following U.S. threats of war against Iran, as well as the 2020 elections have fueled concerns about vulnerability in the American government’s technical supply chain. At the same time the U.S. government is working to prevent foreign telecommunications firms like China-based Huawei from building 5G networks in the United States, as well as for allies’ networks that they could breach, the country could face a more menacing risk from its own IT supply chain exposure.

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Six Takeaways for U.S. Governments From OECD Experiences

Article | February 27, 2020

Over the past years, the United States government became a front-runner in implementing new laws and guidance on data-driven government. Starting with the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (Data Act) of 2014, a series of relevant new laws were enacted, including the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act (Evidence Act) of 2018 and the Grant Reporting Efficiency and Agreements Transparency Act (GREAT Act) of 2019. One of the first tangible results of this legislation has been the development of the Federal Data Strategy. However, being a front-runner does not necessarily mean that we do not need to learn from others.

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Indiana Department of Workforce Development

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development is charged with continually improving the Hoosier workforce by assisting companies to create new jobs and improve employee skills. The agency offers a variety of training and educational grants, partners with Indiana's 35 WorkOne Centers and 50 WorkOne Express Centers, administers the unemployment insurance system, provides labor market information, assists employers with preparing workers for layoffs and closures and operates a statewide job placement service.

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