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Attracting the best : how the military competes for information technology personnel
Hosek, James R.
Publication Information:
Santa Monica, CA : Rand, [2004]

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xix, 127 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
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1490 Lexile.
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During the 1990s, the private-sector demand for information technology (IT) workers, escalating private-sector pay in IT, growing military dependence on IT, and faltering military recruiting led to a concern that the military capability was vulnerable to a large shortfall in IT personnel. This report addresses that concern by use of a literature review, field interviews, data analysis, and a dynamic model that, taken together, offer some policy implications for military planners in terms of how to recruit and retain qualified IT personnel.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. iii
The Rand Corporation Quality Assurance Processp. v
Figuresp. xi
Tablesp. xiii
Summaryp. xv
Acknowledgmentsp. xix
Chapter 1 Introduction and Overviewp. 1
Chapter 2 Issues and Practices in Managing It Occupations: Views from the Literaturep. 7
Chapter 3 Evidence from Field Interviews on the Management of Enlisted It Occupationsp. 23
Chapter 4 Evidence on Enlisted Personnel Flows in It Occupationsp. 39
Chapter 5 Wages in Information Technologyp. 55
Chapter 6 Modeling the Supply of It Personnelp. 73
Chapter 7 Conclusionp. 91
Appendix A Military and Civilian It Occupations Used in This Reportp. 95
Appendix B Regressions on Personnel Flowsp. 99
Appendix C Military/civilian Pay Comparisons for Men and Women with More Than Four Years of Collegep. 111
Appendix D Dynamic Retention Model with Enlistmentp. 115
Bibliographyp. 123