TheÂ Office of Management and BudgetÂ plans to administer a pilot program to repolish theÂ data science skills of federal employees, Federal News Network reported Monday.
The future program would also aim to help federalÂ officers understand the importance of data science to achieve an agency’s goals. Margie Graves, the federal deputy chief information officer, said this would encourage leaders to drive the demand for data science.
The planned pilot would follow a previous effort that OMB made to refine cybersecurity skills in the federal workforce. The previous program revealed the federal government’s insufficiency ofÂ data science experts, Graves noted.
âThey need to exist in economist areas, they need to exist in scientific areas, they need to exist in technological areas,â the deputy CIO said.