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Report: White House Mulls Federal IT Hiring Changes

ITphotoThe White House is considering plans to have government technology staffers work stints in the private sector and grow federal direct hiring authority to help manage large-scale information technology projects, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

Gautham Nagesh writes that the White House would rotate innovation fellows program participants through private companies if the plan goes ahead.

Nagesh reports that under a direct hiring authority approach, agencies would add staff to fill critical needs on their own without going through the Office of Personnel Management‘s process, which has a goal of completing hires within 80 days.

According to the Journal, the White House is exploring another idea to create another agency that would focus on large technology projects.

That agency would be within another agency or be an independent body, according to Nagesh’s report.

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