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GovCIO: How Government Can Compete with Industry for Tech Talent

More than 46,000 private sector tech workers have been laid off so far in 2023 in addition to over 100,000 layoffs last year. VA is one agency looking to take advantage of the new talent pool, but must close pay gaps with the private sector to be successful.

“We’re hiring technology professionals for over 1,000 positions — including engineering leads, product managers, user-experience designers and customer-support professionals. Tech professionals who want to level up should join us on the frontlines of VA’s digital transformation,” Department of Veterans Affairs CIO Kurt DelBene said in a Jan. 6 statement to the press…

“For too long the GS pay scale has been an obstacle when competing with the private sector for new cyber talent as well as retaining qualified, high-performing employees. Not only does it fail to distinguish between personnel or positions with hard-to-attain skills, but it consistently lags our private sector counterparts who can flexibly craft compensation packages to reflect skill criticality, supply and demand, rising inflation and cost of living,” VA Deputy CIO and Chief People Officer Nathan Tierney told GovCIO Media & Research… Read the full article here.

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