The Washington Postreports that as the federal government is expected to spend 3.5 percent more on technology services over the next five years, the demand for technology expertise continues to grow. This is largely the result of new government contracts and an increased reliance on technology in nearly every sector of the economy.
Brittany Ballenstedt writes Nextgov's Wired Workplace blog, which delves into the issues facing employees who work in the federal information technology sector. Before joining Nextgov, Brittany covered federal pay and benefits issues as a staff correspondent for Government Executive and served as an associate editor for National Journal's Technology Daily. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Mansfield University and originally hails from Pennsylvania. She currently lives near Travis Air Force Base, Calif., where her husband is stationed.