Cyber Security

In Fierce Battle for Cyber Talent, Even NSA Struggles to Keep Elites on Staff

“Thanks to Congress, the agency has been granted significant leeway in bypassing the sluggish federal hiring process to onboard staff quicker and greater latitude to pay new recruits retention bonuses and provide other perks. But even that’s not enough to stop some top-level technical talent from jumping ship. ‘We’re throwing the kitchen sink at them from our standpoint,’ said NSA’s human resources technical director, John Yelnosky. ‘And they’re writing in to us, as they leave NSA, in their exit interviews, ‘I’m leaving to double my salary.’’”

Source: In Fierce Battle for Cyber Talent, Even NSA Struggles to Keep Elites on Staff – Nextgov.com

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