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NSF Career Compass Challenge at Evolving the Workforce COI March 2019

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 10AM-11:30AM EDT
Venue Address: 
ICF International (Farragut Center building)
1725 I (Eye) Street, NW
Washington, DC , DC
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 10AM-11:30AM EDT
2019-03-14 10:00:00 2019-03-14 11:30:00 America/New_York NSF Career Compass Challenge at Evolving the Workforce COI March 2019 See more details at: ICF International (Farragut Center building), 1725 I (Eye) Street, NW, Washington, DC, DC
Venue Address: 
ICF International (Farragut Center building)
1725 I (Eye) Street, NW
Washington, DC , DC

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The National Science Foundation is leading the federal government in preparing its workforce for the massive technology changes that will affect how work is done, and the work itself.

How is NSF showing this leadership? Through the Career Compass Challenge launched late last year, NSF is imagining a mechanism that rapidly enables an individual to match their skills and interests to current and future work opportunities, by leveraging advanced technologies which incorporate learning and development needs (traditional, non-traditional, and experiential). This mechanism will also provide direct access to options for obtaining relevant expertise the prepares an individual for new work opportunities. By helping individuals achieve their personal goals, the federal government should be well positioned to support on-board workers transitioning in sync with technology changes. In this session, you will learn:

  • What are the main elements of the Career Compass Challenge?
  • What are the major milestones and current status of the Career Compass Challenge?
  • How will the Career Compass Challenge enable individuals and agencies to be ready for rapid technological change?


Take advantage of this unique opportunity to think about technology changes now on the horizon and how you can begin preparing for the coming impact on jobs and workers across the federal government. Dorothy and Robyn are amazing speakers, and their presentation at ImagineNation was rated in the top 5 best sessions of the conference. Make sure to sign up now!

Dorothy Aronson
, Chief Information Officer, National Science Foundation
Robyn Rees, Senior IT Governance & Strategy Advisor, National Science Foundation

About the Speakers
Ms. Dorothy Aronson serves as the Chief Information Officer for the National Science Foundation.  Ms. Aronson is uniquely positioned to effect positive change after serving as the Director for the Division of Information Systems at NSF since 2011.  As a highly skilled and gifted creative thinker, strategist, and artist, Ms. Aronson is highly skilled at linking mission and strategy to IT tools which enable the Foundation to manage the full lifecycle of proposals and awards.  She was recognized as one of FedScoop’s Top Women in Technology for 2018, and, was recognized in 2013 as one of the FCW Fed 100 for her mastery of innovation and for her ability to effectively engage her staff around a common vision for cutting-edge IT in support of NSF-funded cutting-edge research.  Ms. Aronson’s deep understanding of IT, coupled with her commitment to the NSF mission, its employees and to the American taxpayer, have been instrumental in her ability to manage an organization of over 300 talented IT innovators who feel equally engaged, connected, and empowered to find creative solutions to IT’s most challenging dilemmas.  Prior to her time at NSF, Ms. Aronson served as the Director for the Office of Management Operations for the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency.  She holds a Business degree from Duke University and is committed to lifelong learning.

Robyn Rees serves as a strategic advisor for the NSF Chief Information Officer (CIO) and the Division of Information Systems (DIS).  In this capacity, she leverages her deep understanding of the formulation, planning, execution and oversight of the Agency’s IT budget, as well as IT operations, to facilitate packaging of ideas and communication across all levels of the agency.  Robyn is skilled at articulating use cases for advanced technology insertions that resonate with non-technology business leaders.  She encourages an approach to technology conversations that incorporates a deliberate and thoughtful conversation about the organizational impacts of IT, particularly its impacts on the workforce.  Ms. Rees is currently on detail assignment to Department of the Interior, serving as an advisor to the Chief Human Capital Officer (CHCO).

ICF Concourse Conference Room
1725 I (Eye) Street, NW
Washington, DC
Closest Metro: Farragut West

Remote participation logistics will be provided upon registration.

We look forward to seeing you there!