Oracle Government Cloud DigiBook

How to Tackle the Federal IT Workforce Challenge



Government faces a critical shortage of skilled IT workers. Competition with private-sector employers compounds the challenge presented by a global scarcity of skilled technology professionals. At the same time, the looming retirement of the baby boomers—sometimes referred to as the “silver tsunami”—promises to further thin the ranks of federal IT talent.

A thoughtful application of platform-based cloud solutions can help government to attract and retain next-gen IT workers—the career-minded millennials—while simultaneously boosting productivity, simplifying security, and streamlining platform management.

In this digibook, we discuss the challenges and how to overcome them:

What are the numbers

behind the IT workforce



What policies and

processes can government

pursue to recruit and retain

top IT performers?


How can the cloud and

other technologies ease the

pressure going forward?