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Is this limited to specific job series?
No, however, participants must be working in the information technology (IT) field.
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What job functions are included in information technology?
IT means the planning, organizing, staffing, directing, integrating or controlling of information technology, including occupational specialty areas such as system administration, IT project management, network services, operating systems, software application, cybersecurity, enterprise architecture, policy and planning, internet/web services, customer support, data management and system analysis.
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Are military personnel eligible to participate in ITEP?
Federal statute does not authorize military personnel to participate in a detail through the ITEP; however, DoD Components may use the authority provided in DoDD 1322.6, Fellowships, Scholarships, Training with Industry (TWI), and Grants for DoD Personnel, to establish similar professional development opportunities for military personnel.
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Does a DoD Component need DoD CIO approval before participating in ITEP?
As the DoD ITEP Program Administrator, DoD CIO (Information Management and IT & IM Workforce) must approve participation in the Program. Participation will be limited to 10 individuals being in the program at any given time. If a DoD Component is interested in participating, inquire at  osd.mc-alex.dod-cio.mbx.askitep@mail.mil to determine if a slot is available
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Which DoD Components may participate in ITEP?
The ITEP applies to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Military Departments, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of Inspector General of the DoD, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the DoD.
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Is legal counsel review required for the DoD ITEP Three-Party Agreements?
Yes, the three-party agreement must be approved and coordinated through the organization's Human Resource Office and the Office of General Counsel.
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What determines who is an exceptional employee?
The employee's performance meets or exceeds all standards established at the fully successful level or above and makes significant contributions towards achieving the organizational goals.
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What considered a private sector organization?
A private sector organization includes non public or commercial individuals and businesses, non profit organizations, academia, scholastic institutions, and non-governmental organizations.
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