Chief Information Officer

U.S. Department of Defense

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The Department of Defense (DoD) is seeking DoD or private sector employees working in the information technology field to participate in DoD's Information Technology Exchange Program (ITEP).

Photo ITEP is the temporary exchange of DoD and private sector employees who work in the field of information technology between the two sectors. The program provides a unique opportunity for DoD Components and private sector organizations to share best practices, gain a better understanding of each other's information technology practices and challenges, and partner to address these challenges through personnel details that range in length from 3 months to 1 year and encompass a wide range of mission critical areas. ITEP is not a 1-for-1 exchange of personnel.  Instead, it is an opportunity for the exchange of knowledge, experience, and skills between the DoD and private sectors.  Private Sector includes nonpublic or commercial individuals and businesses, nonprofit organizations, academia, scholastic institutions, and nongovernmental organizations.

For the purposes of ITEP, information technology will include 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.

DoD CIO Information Management & IT/IM Workforce (IEIM) Directorate serves as the DoD Administrator for ITEP (DoD ITEP POC) and provides ITEP implementation guidance to the DoD Components and private sector organizations.