The Government's Tech Talent Gap is (Still) Getting Worse

NextGov: The age gap in the federal IT workforce is growing wider as agencies fight to attract young technologists to government, according to the latest data from the Office of Personnel Management.

The government added more than 200 people to its IT workforce from September to December, expanding from 84,451 employees to 84,669.

But a Nextgov analysis found agencies have yet to reverse a disturbing trend within their aging tech shops: the number of federal IT specialists age 60 and over is more than quadruple the number of IT workers under 30 years old, and the gap is widening.

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