FBI division recruits for personality instead of specific IT skills

FedScoop: The FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division is undertaking a massive change in how it recruits IT specialists — it no longer hires cybersecurity analysts and data scientists for their specific skills, according to the division’s chief of IT.

Recruiting specialists with a certain amount of experience was like “trying to hit a bullet with a bullet,” Brian Griffith said at the Law Enforcement and Public Safety Technology Forum on Wednesday of the small pool of specialized IT personnel.

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