News & Career Advice

10 Things to Know About the Federal Hiring Freeze

Ed Ledford / Feb 22, 2017

If you you’re still looking forward to starting a government career, don’t despair: a fair amount of the freeze is simply “an illusion of control on Federal employment.”

BAE Systems Awarded Naval Warfare Center Contract – DoD Daily Contracts

Lindy Kyzer / Feb 21, 2017

BAE Systems Technology Solutions and Services was awarded a $41.3 million cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost reimbursable contract in support of the Naval Warfare Center Aircraft Division’s Special Communications Mission Solutions Division.

4 Things to Know About NATO

Melissa Jordan / Feb 21, 2017

One who has worked in NATO – or simply read the NATO Handbook – might make the following observations about NATO’s culture in comparison to most US defense cultures.

Do IT Certifications Pay Off and What are the Best Certifications to Have?

Peter Suciu / Feb 21, 2017

IT certifications are often listed as a ‘must have’ to advance your career. But do they really pay off, and if so, which certifications offer the best value?

Federal Contracting Reconsidering Dependence on DUNS

Ed Ledford / Feb 21, 2017

The Dun & Bradstreet government contract is coming to an end in 2018, and GSA’s looking for new ways to identify and track businesses and government spending.    

Is a Master’s Degree Worth the Cost?

Peter Suciu / Feb 20, 2017

An advanced degree can be an expensive. But it often comes with the promise of higher pay and a better career. Whether that promise pays off often depends upon the career path you choose.

Hot Clearance Jobs for 2017

Lindy Kyzer / Feb 20, 2017

It’s an in-demand security clearance hiring market – if you have the right skills in the right industry. Here are five particularly hot niche career tracks for 2017.

Learn About Department of State Careers and Internships

Ed Ledford / Feb 20, 2017

Department of State’s forums and blogs are like big conferences of like-minded people. You can just listen, or you can dive right into the discussions.