Teri Takai, Defense Department chief information officer, encouraged students to seek jobs at the Pentagon during an information technology event held there Thursday, American Forces Press Service reports.
Jim Garamone writes nearly 40 students from the Edison Academy, Chantilly High School and Robert E. Lee High School attended the 2014 Information Technology Job Shadow Day.
Takai told the students DoD provides job opportunities for those interested in the IT field, according to the report.
“The bulk of our job is really in supplying the networks and communication, as well as the computer systems that run everything that DOD does,” she said.
She also discussed IT services for operating unmanned aerial systems and how DoD handles data collected by the aircraft, the report says.