White House celebrates Persian New Year

White House celebrates Persian New Year

WASHINGTON – The White House on Wednesday hosted its annual celebration of Norwuz, the first day of the New Year on the Persian calendar and the start of spring. With President Barack Obama on the road, first lady Michelle Obama addressed the guests, who...
Cybersecurity has a talent shortage

Cybersecurity has a talent shortage

WASHINGTON—The cybersecurity industry is grappling with a new threat: hiring. Information security experts and executives said the fast-growing cybersecurity field is facing a scarce talent pool, with thousands of positions to fill as demand grows. “It is pretty much...

From Private Sector to Public Service

By Nancy Wang When Megan Smith was asked to leave her comfortable life as a high-ranking executive at Google in Silicon Valley, she jumped at the opportunity. “This is a place to do extraordinary service,” says Smith, the Chief Technology Officer of the United States,...
Castro urges mayors to battle veteran homelessness

Castro urges mayors to battle veteran homelessness

WASHINGTON — Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro on Wednesday urged mayors from across the country to help the federal government reduce homelessness, encourage home ownership and build stronger local communities. “We have an agenda of opportunity,”...