The U.S. government’s program to improve federal information technology not only involves different types of electronic tools, such as cloud computing — it also involves improving the talent pool of federal IT personnel. A new initiative designed to attract the best and brightest talent underscores the federal effort to upgrade the government IT workforce.
“Challenges with IT program management have long been pervasive across the federal government due to a general shortage of qualified personnel,” said federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel. “The result was not only slower progress than the private sector but in some cases millions in taxpayer dollars wasted due to personnel lacking the expertise to manage and oversee such large projects.”
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