The Top 5 Tech Skills That Need to Be On Your Resume to Land a Job in the Defense Industry

A resume speaks volumes, especially for a job seeker in the defense industry. Thus, it is imperative that IT professionals in the defense industry have the right set of tech skills to draw the attention of prospective employers. So, what are the top tech skills that IT job seekers in the defense industry need on… Read more »

Keeping Up with the Changing Scope of Defense Acquisition

The defense acquisition landscape is changing. Once known as a constant in the defense community, the acquisition machine is experiencing some significant shifts as a result of impending retirements, new partnerships, re-organizations, and new legislation. The Changes Ahead for Defense Acquisition Retirement is Coming Soon for Many Acquisition Officials When looking at the Federal workforce,… Read more »

Tips for Working with Defense Contractor Recruiters

Connections are crucial for job seekers, particularly in the highly specialized field of defense contracting. Working with respected and versatile defense contractor recruiters is a common way to open doors into this exclusive workforce. Job candidates have everything to gain and nothing to lose by utilizing a defense contractor recruiter. Recruiters do not charge a… Read more »

How to Effectively Market Your IT Jobs to Recent Grads

With graduation ceremonies taking place across the country in the next month, that means one thing: about 1.9 million new grads entering the job market. Hiring new grads can be a great benefit to an organization. They are young, tech-savvy, full of energy, and ready to work! However, with a robust employment market and many… Read more »

5 Obstacles Obstructing Your DoD Small Business Contract

The DoD contracting process is a complex and complicated series of events. It can stretch out over several months or even years, at times making any forward movement feel almost impossible, especially for small businesses. Furthermore, it’s best for firms to have solutions on hand to deal with some of the most common obstacles facing… Read more »

The Good, Bad, and the Ugly: Recent Cybersecurity Trends

Cybersecurity is an issue that has massive impacts on both the corporate world and the federal government. Today all organizations, whether corporate or government must stay on top of the latest trends in cybersecurity to protect their current environments and plan for the future. So, what are the good, bad and the ugly of cybersecurity… Read more »

Everything to Expect From This Week’s 17th Annual C4ISRNET Conference

On May 10, at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View, the 17th Annual C4ISRNET Conference will bring together military leaders, industry partners and government officials to discuss the future of battlefield technologies that are driving the DoD’s future. The conference agenda is full of fascinating topics that are sure to inform and inspire. Here are a… Read more »

Confidential: Your Guide to Obtaining a Security Clearance

For many job seekers in the defense and government contracting community, the words “security clearance required” on job postings are a common occurrence. For those who are either starting their careers in this world or are established professionals who have previously held government or contracting positions that didn’t require a clearance, those words can be… Read more »

The 5 Keys to Job Success

Certain people always have great jobs. They always seem to land the promotion. And they always seem to be successful with everything they touch. Is this just luck or a coincidence? Nope! These people don’t wait for things to happen, they make their own luck. So what can you do to ensure you’re successful? You… Read more »

Tech to Exec

Making a Successful Transition What happens when a star technical staffer is suddenly promoted to management? Typically, expectations run high. A sense of excitement develops in the department. Senior management eagerly anticipates the results their new star will produce. And then reality hits… Most newly minted managers find the transition from technician to manager to… Read more »