5 Spooky Misconceptions About Working With a Recruiter

For many people, deciding to look for a new job is a scary journey most individuals choose to take on their own. While most individuals can work with recruiters to aid in their search, a surprising amount of job seekers have misunderstandings about what to expect from the relationship. Here are five spooky misconceptions about… Read more »

Avoid Disruption: Implement These Onboarding Strategies to Ensure a Seamless New Hire Addition

When hiring new employees, you only get one chance to make a great first impression. It’s the responsibility of the employer to give new hires the best opportunity for success as they adapt to their new role. To help with this effort, it’s important to implement effective onboarding strategies for employees to maximize their value… Read more »

It’s OK to Look Up from The Computer – 4 Ways IT Professionals Can Stop Straining Their Eyes

A career in IT can be a rewarding profession that benefits both your professional development and the company you work with. However, with so much of an IT professional’s job being focused on computers, continuously staring at a computer screen day in and day out can be taxing on your eyes. Studies have shown most… Read more »

4 Ways to Attract, Maintain, and Retain Contingent Workers at Your Tech Firm

Hiring contingent or “temporary” employees can be a great way to fulfill immediate roles in your organization, while providing the flexibility growing organizations need to restructure assignments when necessary. However, due to the temporary nature of these positions, it can sometimes be hard to attract the right employees and keep them engaged, especially in the… Read more »

Top Secret: IT Soft Skills You Didn’t Know You Had!

In the business world, soft skills are necessary for success. While many think of soft skills as being only essential for professionals in business and marketing, this is a common misconception as soft skills are also vital for IT professionals. For hiring managers and employers, an IT professional who can demonstrate excellent soft skills is… Read more »

How Are Military Operations Integrating Cyber?

Cyber has become a significant influence on the military and defense community. However, while many military personnel are focused on cyber, many are not, even though it can impact their work and mission. So, how is the U.S. military incorporating cyber into the entire command and in what ways is this being accomplished? Cyber Integration:… Read more »

Automating Security Compliance in the DoD

As the DoD moves closer to automated security compliance, it is time for contractors to prepare for this change. Contractors should not only be aware of specific security requirements, but also the status of compliance by various agencies along with acceptable tools. An Easier Transition Guaranteed: Understand NIST 800-171 One of the best ways for… Read more »

NIST, FISMA, and FedRAMP: What is the Connection?

As rapid technology changes continue in the defense industry, security, risk and compliance concerns are at the forefront of every contractor’s mind. With so many different policies and regulations regarding NIST, FISMA and FedRAMP, how can contractors ensure they know how all three of these entities are connected and function within the DoD community? A… Read more »

NIST 800-171 Compliance for DoD Contracting

On December 31, 2017, all businesses that work with the DoD were required to be in compliance with NIST 800-171. So, what is the NIST 800-171 standard? What is NIST 800-171? The NIST (National Institute for Standards and Technology) 800-171 standard relates to secure file sharing and information governance. To put this standard into the… Read more »

Is Artificial Intelligence Changing the Defense Industry? The Answer Is Yes!

Artificial Intelligence continues to prove it will be a revolutionary technology. Each day, AI technology changes and evolves to offer more applications and challenge existing operational concepts; this is especially true in the defense industry. While AI technology continues to grow, it has created a global “arms race” with many countries trying to drive innovation… Read more »