David Huber writes at Washington Technology that government contractors have become fertile ground for federal agencies looking to hire information technology professionals. While some believe recruiting IT contractors is a way to find the needed talent in government, many in the contracting community believe the practice crosses the line.
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.