3. Ensure vendor management excellence. Enlarge your vision and
make sure the best private-sector cyberpros keep working on your
Most governments rely on vendor staff to meet cybersecurity needs.
Whether you use a staff augmentation approach, outsource certain
functions or both, government leaders must ensure that contracts are
well written and professionally managed after signing. Successful
security leaders ensure that their private-sector partners don’t rotate
out the best contract staff after an initial period or lower the quality of
their work using bait-and-switch techniques.
TIP: Attract and maintain the best contract oversight staff who
understand procurement and keep the top vendor talent working on
your projects. Also, include these contract professionals in team-
Our future promises autonomous vehicles, robots and more, which
means millions of Americans will need to be retrained to use new
technology. Artificial intelligence may help someday, but these
innovative paradigm shifts should challenge gov tech managers to
rethink their recruitment practices now. Security may be the most
noticeable part of government’s staff retention challenges, but other
areas like database administrators and programmers with secure-
coding skills are also difficult to keep.
Finally, could a tech bubble burst change the hiring landscape?
Government jobs have offered stability during hard times, and no
doubt, this will happen again at some point.
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