Accession Number : ADA478276


Title :   Recruiting and Retaining Cyberwarriors


Descriptive Note : Strategy Research Project


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Westermeyer, Roger H


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a478276.pdf


Report Date : 07 Feb 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 43


Abstract : In response to growing national reliance on cyberspace and the increasing vulnerability to it from state and non-state actors the United States Air Force stood up the Cyberspace Command on November 2nd, 2006. Establishment of this new command requires a highly-skilled Information Technology (IT) savvy workforce capable of controlling and dominating the cyber domain. Recruiting and retaining this highly skilled workforce is a significant challenge for the Air Force due to the high public and private sector demand for people with IT and related engineering skills and several other demographic and society factors. This recruitment and retention challenge is further exacerbated by a new generation, commonly referred to as Millennials, now coming into the workplace. The Millennials have different views, motivations, career goals, job and workplace expectations, demographics, and skill sets than previous generations. This paper examines these growing recruitment and retention challenges along with the many generational differences of the Millennials in an attempt to provide some insight and recommendations on how best to attract and retain the necessary talent for the new Cyberspace Command.


Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE , *INFORMATION SYSTEMS , *RECRUITING , *PERSONNEL RETENTION , *COMPUTER PERSONNEL , SKILLS , DEMOGRAPHY , YOUTH , INFORMATION WARFARE , INTERNET , SALARIES , MOTIVATION , LABOR MARKETS , BENEFITS , ELECTRONIC SECURITY


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Computer Systems
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE