HHS Launches IT Workforce Acquisition Pilot with U.S. Digital Service

The Department of Health and Human Services is seeking information technology professionals to help the department with healthcare modernization efforts, FCW reported Friday. HHS partnered with the U.S. Digital Service to hire IT personnel to help with data management, data collection, customer support and analysis that will support acquisitions and policymaking.

Matt Cutts, administrator for the digital service, wrote in a Twitter post that the job posting is live for the first 100 applicants. He added that those who were not considered for the roles may be qualified for simliar positions. Cutts noted that the pilot program serves as "a new way to hire technical talent for federal roles".

The initiative comes after the Office of Personnel Management issued a final rule last week to provide agency heads with direct-hire authority for IT and cyber roles.

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