How the hiring freeze could impact the federal IT and cybersecurity workforce

From: FedScoop


The specific details of that freeze and its immediate impacts on IT are still being worked out — particularly whether any of those positions might be granted exemptions for national security and public safety purposes. But experts say the freeze and the forthcoming federal workforce attrition plan from the Office of Management and Budget could make the government an unattractive employer in a competitive market for a small pool of talent.


Mallory Barg Bulman, the Partnership for Public Service’s vice president for research and evaluation, told FedScoop there are almost three times more information technology employees in government older than 60 than younger than 30. That trend will likely worsen, she said, as the Trump administration’s policies kick in.

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