DoD launches IT exchange program


The Defense Department has launched its Information Technology Exchange Program to share IT civilian employees with the private sector.

The personnel assignments will range from three months to a year and focus on sharing best practices and expertise on cloud and mobile computing, infrastructure management and cybersecurity, according to a July 1 announcement.

Private sector participants will work with the chief information officer, Joint Staff, U.S. Cyber Command, the National Security Agency and other departments. Workers must be US citizens, be equivalent to a grade level 11, and lending organizations will pay the salaries of their workers. Secrete clearance is required, but top secret is preferred.

Interested companies should send an email with their name, company, email address and phone number to Federal Times would like to hear from potential applicants. Please contact Nicole Johnson at 703-750-8145 or


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