In Praise of the DON Cyberspace/IT Workforce

Published, July 12, 2013

HalvorsenAdmiral David G. Farragut once said, referring to Marines aboard Navy vessels, that a ship without Marines is like a coat without buttons. A similar sentiment could be expressed regarding our Department of the Navy civilian workforce.

In today’s climate of austere budgets, sequestration and furloughs for our civilian workforce, we spend a lot of time talking about where and how we’re going to spend – and not spend – our money. The technology, processes, hardware and software needed to accomplish the Navy IT mission evolve seemingly overnight. It takes a great deal of energy, focus and time to keep up with these ever-changing trends and practices.

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