The Department of Defense announced a new pilot program that will allow the department to exchange employees with private sector companies in an effort to share best practices.
The Information Technology Exchange Program (ITEP) will allow the DoD to assign information technology civilian employees to private sector organizations and accept employees from private sector employees as well.
The assignments will last from three months to one year and the first opportunities range from work in mobile devices to cloud computing and infrastructure management, according to DoD.
“The Defense Department recognizes that sharing information and leveraging best practices are critical components of education and continuous learning,” said Teri Takai, DoD Chief Information Officer. “Under this collaborative learning venture, DoD and private industry organizations have a unique opportunity to share best practices through the exchange of high performing information technology professionals in areas such as service oriented architectures and cyber security. ITEP provides an opportunity for both industry and DoD to learn from each other — to enhance employees’ IT competencies and technical skills.”
Interested participants should visit the ITEP Website for more information about the ITEP pilot.