There is a big push to modernized and make government IT more efficient. While there are a lot of ambitious initiatives, what’s the plan for the fed IT workforce? If an IT organization is only as good as its IT workers, what are Fed IT departments doing about acquiring the best resources? Furthermore, corporate IT has been ruthless about paring down its IT work force, while government workers have traditionally enjoyed job security. Can a new lean federal IT afford the luxury of lifetime employment for IT workers?
- Roger W. Baker, The Honorable Roger W. Baker, Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology, CIO, The Department of Veterans Affairs