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Census Bureau to Launch Data Science Reskilling Pilot as Template for Other Agencies

As the Trump administration explores new ways to teach federal employees in-demand skills, the Census Bureau has taken the lead on this goal by launching its own data science reskilling program.

The Census Bureau, the largest federal statistical agency, hasn’t struggled with culture change as some agencies have in implementing the administration’s Federal Data Strategy and the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act.

But when it comes to recruiting and retaining data scientists, or equipping people with the skills they need to work with data, Lisa Frid, Census’s workforce transformation program manager, said the bureau faces challenges that are common across government.

Read more at Federal News Network

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