CompTIAWorld, Issue 6, Fall 2019

CompTIA Policy Principles

better designed and more personalized experiences for their customers across the globe. Nuamah manages the continuous integration and buildout of McDonald’s website, kiosk and app, which can be used to order, find locations and take advantage of special offers. He is also working on how to incorporate the company’s recent acquisition Dynamic Yield, a personalization and decision logic technology firm, into the business. Nuamah's political science degree from the University of Michigan and past roles in government aren’t the traditional blueprint for a tech-related career. “A lot of people have the mindset that you have to do computer science and get a technology-related degree in college, but I don’t think that’s the case. If you are interested in it, there are so many opportunities and ways to seek out getting involved in technology,” said Nuamah. federal workforce and education laws—including the Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act and the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act—Congress can support critical apprenticeship and on-the-job training programs that help people from all backgrounds jumpstart careers in IT. New and Emerging Technology Advancements in blockchain technology are rapidly creating new opportunities for economic advancement while also raising a host of new public policy considerations. Last year, CompTIA released a blockchain guidebook titled “Harnessing the Blockchain Revolution: CompTIA’s Practical Guide for the Public Sector,” as a resource for public sector officials to understand, explore and implement blockchain projects for broad range of public sector projects. Education and Training The ability to recruit and retain the strongest workforce relies on initiatives that encourage more women, veterans and underrepresented communities to pursue careers in IT. By reauthorizing and improving

DHL and other logistics companies are increasingly utilizing emerging technologies such as blockchain, which can improve the efficiency and security of supply chains.

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