DoDLive Bloggers Roundtable: The Net Generation

 David M. Wennergren, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Information Management and Technology, and Deputy Chief Information Officer for the Department of Defense, took part in a DoDLive Bloggers Roundtable Tuesday, May 25, at 9:45 a.m. ET.

Wennergren, who was recently named TechAmerica Foundation Government Executive of the Year discussed Net Generation guide, a 128-page report by the Federal Chief Information Officers (CIO) Council that focuses on preparing for change in the Federal Information Technology (IT) workforce.

The report identifies the challenges agencies currently face to backfill IT positions with the shrinking workforce, as 957,000 federal workers will become eligible to retire in the next few years.  It also discusses how to attract workers between 17 and 31 years old, known as the “Net Generation.”

The Net Generation is a cohort that has grown up with the Internet and expects to work with cutting-edge technologies. For more information, read the Defense Department’s news release.

To listen to the interview, click here.  

To read the transcript for this interview, click here.

To view FY2008 Generations by Paygrade, click here.

Read the Defense.gov story, “Workplace Changes Must Have ‘Net Generation’ in Mind

Joining us on the call were Rita Boland, SIGNAL Magazine; Amanda Bouc, Processor Magazine Sandhills Publishing; and Tom Spoth of Federal Times.



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