“This playbook is a blueprint for organizational leaders and human resource professionals at the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) on how to recruit and hire an exceptional technical workforce.”

“The task of leading Department of Defense organizations to be more forward leaning on recruiting and hiring technical talent involves navigating among three main constituency groups: 1.) human resource professionals; 2.) organizational leaders; and 3.) subject matter experts. All three of these groups should be allies in the effort to recruit and hire talent, but too often they are at odds.”

“This challenge can be surmounted—and it must be surmounted—but only with sustained senior leader engagement. The stakes are high: addressing the national security tech talent deficiency could be the difference between winning and losing in a future conflict. Convincing Department personnel to focus on hardware is far easier than focusing a team on talent, but talent is not less essential…”

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