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Feds Launch Technology Fellows Program; Deadline Sept. 25

September 16th, 2011 / in pipeline, policy, resources / by Erwin Gianchandani

Technology Fellows Program from the Chief Information Officers Council (CIOC) [image courtesy].The Chief Information Officers Council (CIOC), working closely with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), has just launched the Technology Fellows Program “to help the Federal government compete more effectively with the private sector for IT talent” and ultimately “increase the Federal government’s pool of qualified IT professionals.”

From the official program announcement:

The Chief Information Officers Council is recruiting the nation’s best and brightest IT and computer science professionals for the newly created Technology Fellows Program… aimed at cutting bureaucratic barriers to entering public service and providing access to unique career opportunities in Federal Agencies to highly talented technology professionals.


Through a competitive application process, recent graduates of top graduate programs with significant experience in the field of information technology, computer science, or information technology policy will serve as Technology Fellows. As part of the two-year paid fellowship, Fellows will have the opportunity to actively participate in rotational assignments and gain in-depth experience in managing large and complex IT programs. Designed to integrate the next generation of IT professionals, this program will allow the Federal Government to tap into the emerging talent pool and begin to build a sustainable pipeline of talent…


Based on current program regulations graduate students from any discipline who are expected to complete an advanced degree (master’s or doctoral-level degree) from a qualifying college or university during the current academic year are eligible to be nominated by their school for the [program]…


Schools must conduct a competitive process to determine which students to nominate based upon the following:


  • Breadth and quality of accomplishments,
  • Capacity for leadership, and
  • A commitment to excellence in the leadership and management of public technology policies and programs.

The application period for the 2011 Technology Fellows Program is open for a short time right now — applications are due by 11:59pm EDT on Sunday, September 25, 2011.

For complete details, visit the Technology Fellows Program website.

And be sure to pass the word on to other faculty and students in your departments and labs.

(Contributed by Erwin Gianchandani, CCC Director)

Feds Launch Technology Fellows Program; Deadline Sept. 25

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