DOE seeking IT quartet
- By Judi Hasson
- Mar 28, 2000
The Energy Department is in the market for four top information technology
specialists, including the newly created job of cybersecurity chief.
"I decided to bundle them together," Energy CIO John Gilligan said Tuesday.
"I intentionally slowed the recruiting to advertise them together."
Two of the jobs are vacancies, including the deputy chief information post
and the head of operations, which supports desktop computers in the department.
The other two are newly created jobs — the cybersecurity officer and a position
in charge of information architecture policies.
"We've had a large number of inquiries, and so I'm cautiously optimistic,"
Gilligan said he does not expect to fill the jobs until this summer because
security clearances are necessary. And he said he is seeing substantial
competition from the private sector, which can pay more money and offer
Nevertheless, many candidates are looking at the job openings as a good
opportunity within government, especially military retirees who "are looking
for the same level of responsibility they had in their military careers
and not found it in most civilian jobs," Gilligan said.