Wednesday, April 01, 2009

FBI says it is on a hiring blitz: what about its IT jobs?


The FBI says, on its website, that it is on a “hiring blitz” with the headline “Wanted by the FBI: Talented professionals to serve the nation,” with link here.

The information technology jobs are listed under “Professional Staff Opportunities” and lists the typical categories of IT jobs.

The FBI has several overlapping divisions in which IT jobs appear, such as Criminal Justice Information Services Division, the Cyber Division, the Information Technology Operations Division, the Office of IT Policy and Planning, the Office of IT Program Management, and the Office of IT Systems Development Criminal Justice Information Services Division, the Cyber Division, the Information Technology Operations Division, the Office of IT Policy and Planning, the Office of IT Program Management, and the Office of IT Systems Development.

Most of the job skills descriptions on the site are fairly general, although there are some specific discussions, such as about fingerprint analysis.

After 9/11, however, the FBI was particularly criticized about the outdatedness of its systems and inability to connect dots. Remember that the laptop of Habib Zacarias Moussaoui was not properly followed up upon after he was reported to the FBI in August 2001 by an airline pilot training facility in Minnesota.

An even more applicable criticism might be the FAA and the state of the hardware in air traffic control systems. That seems to be a perfect example of badly needed infrastructure investment.

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