The DoD Emerging Technologies
The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Emerging Technologies Talent Marketplace is a project of the Office of the Secretary of Defense Chief Information Office and represents a recruiting cooperative comprised of DoD branch services, departments, commands, and field activities for the purpose of hiring civilian employees in the fields of cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science and software development.
“The return on investment the cyber force has brought over the last several years is a direct result of the accomplishments of the talented cyber workforce provided by the services. Talent management is key. Keeping the best of the best focused on the hardest but most rewarding aspects of our unique missions is one of our best retention tools. Over the coming year we will engage the services to continue building a manpower model to support retaining the most talented professionals.”
— General Paul M. Nakasone, Commander, U.S. Cyber Command and Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service
DoD services or departments recruit civilians through an enterprise-wide approach for recruiting and retaining top-tier talented emerging technologies professionals across the Department that offers flexibilities for the recruitment, retention, and development of cyber professionals across the Department. The Talent Marketplace covers a broad spectrum of hiring programs including DoD’s Cyber Scholarship Program that provides scholarships to college students at designated universities, with a commitment to full-time after graduation. Current DoD civilian and military personnel are also eligible if they pursue a cyber-related degree at certain schools.
This website consists of strategic guidance, polices and information about positions that reflect the DoD’s continuous recruiting efforts for professionals in these emerging technologies through a central Talent Marketplace. Candidates register and complete an “Essentials Questionnaire” to provide basic information about themselves as well as preferences about their work environment, work locations, and work communities that interest them. Their responses are used to match candidates to positions DoD hiring managers are seeking to fill through a an agile direct hire process.
“Like with any set of transformational technologies, we have a lot of work to do in broadly understanding the transformative nature and the implications of AI integration, We are surrounded by examples in every major industry of data-driven enterprises that operate with speed and efficiency and leave their competitors in the dust. We want that. … We have to do this; it will make us more effective, more efficient.”
— Lieutenant General Michael S. Groen, Director, Joint Artificial Intelligence Center
DoD’s Cyber Scholarship Program provides scholarships to college students at designated universities, who are not current government employees but who can work for DoD full-time after they graduate. Current DoD civilian and military personnel are also eligible if they pursue a cyber-related degree at certain schools.
Learn more about the DCWF here.
Learn more about the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework here.