Margot Conrad: How new hiring authorities can improve national security recruitment

Margot Conrad, director of education and outreach, Partnership for Public Service

People want good jobs. The government needs good people in national security. Sometimes lots of them. So what's missing? In a word — maybe two words — hiring authorities. The federal government offers its managers no less than 106 hiring authorities. Yet hiring managers tend to use just a few. The White House has added a couple more authorities by executive order. Margot Conrad, director of education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, explains how those authorities can help get national security people into government,