DoD civilian workforce

(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)FILE - This March 27, 2008, file photo, shows the Pentagon in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

DoD decades behind private sector in recruiting talent for civilian jobs, study finds

DoD has about 15,000 people completely dedicated to finding and recruiting future members of the military. For its civilian workforce, there are almost none.

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Kathleen Hicks

DoD-commissioned study finds major shortcomings in civilian talent management

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(U.S. Army Photo by Bridgett Siter)Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division used the latest prototype of the Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) during a training exercise in October at Fort Pickett, Va. The event was part of a larger Soldier Touch Point, the third major milestone in the development and testing of the IVAS, which will undergo one more STP in the spring before initial fielding next year. (U.S. Army Photo by Bridgett Siter)

From recruitment to retention, Army puts more management focus on civilian workforce

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(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)Lloyd Austin

Pentagon civilian employees get their deadline to receive COVID-19 vaccine

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More than 800 service members and civilians gathered at Camp Atterbury for Cyber Shield 18 at Camp Atterbury, Indiana from May 6-18, 2018.

In NDAA, shift in attitude toward DoD civilians goes beyond pay raise

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The Army has ideas for reducing civilian time-to-hire

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DoD pushing to resurrect contractor-vs-civilian competitions

As part of a revived effort to manage contractors, civilians and military personnel as a “total force,” DoD intends to propose a new way to conduct public-private…

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Navy, Air Force want Congress to abolish 180-day waiting period to hire military retirees

Amid “battle for talent” in the military’s maintenance facilities, officials press for a relaxation of restrictions on hiring civilians

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A computer forensic examiner looks for evidence on hard drives at the Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center in Linthicum, Md., Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011. Hackers and hostile nations are launching increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks against U.S. defense contractors. And the Pentagon is extending a program to help protect its prime suppliers, while serving as a possible model for other government agencies. Pentagon analysts are investigating a growing number of cases involving the mishandling or removal of classified data from military and corporate systems. Defense officials say intrusions into defense networks are now close to 30 percent of the Pentagon's Cyber Crime Center's workload. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

DoD champions civilian workers, asks for more in new business plan

The Pentagon says its new approach to civilians is a “significant shift” that will eliminate “arbitrary caps” on how many it employs.

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