Nextgov: Is it Time to Add IT Workforce Ratings to the FITARA Scorecard?

The nonprofit American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) is recommending that Congress add a technology workforce as a category to the biannual Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act report cards issued by the House Oversight and Reform Committee since 2015.

“Finding, growing, and keeping IT people has never been easy. What has changed recently is the severity and complexity of the IT staffing problem,” reads the new report. The report includes recommendations for the scorecard from a group of former senior government IT leaders. “Today the search for skilled technology professionals has risen to a fever pitch.”

The authors suggest measuring the share of an agency’s IT workforce eligible for retirement, whether an agency has a IT workforce strategic plan and how its making progress against that plan… Read the full article here.



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