IT specialists are among the most sought after professionals in the federal government, yet they do not give the government high ratings when it comes to recruiting, retaining or training them.
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There’s plenty of buzz about government and its contractors being lean and agile. But how should agencies be thinking about these approaches, and how can they practically apply them to government? Greg Godbout, Chief Technology Officer at the Environmental Protection Agency offered this advice to agencies: “Agile is not what a software development team does…. Read more »
Much like the military’s use of the Defense Language Aptitude Battery to test a person’s ability to learn a foreign language, the Air Force is developing an assessment tool to help determine a recruit’s ability to operate in the cyber domain. There are assessments out there today, but the Air Force needs to decide how… Read more »
In writing this series I wanted to know more about the characteristics and qualities IT hiring managers look for in potential candidates. Do they want someone who has previous public sector experience? Someone who has years of private sector experience? Or someone who has every credential known to man?
If you’ve asked any federal hiring manager for advice on landing an IT job, I’m sure at least one person has directed you here: USAJobs.gov. I know, I know — it kind of feels like a let down. The last thing any eager applicant wants to hear is the URL address for a site that… Read more »
Should managers reach out to employees when they please, just because they can?
This story is the first in a new bi-weekly GovLoop series called “The Intersection”. The goal is to make technology relevant and easy to understand for all government employees. Consider this blog the bridge that connects you (the tech user) with the tech innovators and policy makers. The next post will be published on GovLoop.com… Read more »
When I first came to D.C., in 2010 for a new reporting job, I had what appeared to be the least popular beat in the newsroom: federal information technology. Most readers weren’t flocking to our website to read about the government’s technology budget, or the increase in cyberattacks against their work computers. They wanted to… Read more »