Federal agencies need to improve hiring flexibility in battle for IT talent
Federal agencies face more than a wage-scale disadvantage when competing with commercial firms for technology talent. They also have to overcome rigid hiring rules which tend to disqualify promising candidates and discourage others from seeing a path for growth, say private sector workforce experts. Those hurdles are hardly new to government. However, they’re becoming more formidable as a broader U.S. shortage of technology and cybersecurity workers continues to hobble federal…
$120K for dorm Wi-Fi upgrades? College CIO does it himself instead
For Illinois College Assistant CIO Marc Benner, drilling holes into cement walls became part of his job description as he replaced legacy Wi-Fi infrastructure.
North Carolina launches cybersecurity training program for veterans
The state is partnering with Cisco and other tech firms to offer free training to former military members pursuing cybersecurity careers.