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Tech Vanguard is Dodging the Pentagon

8/8/2019 3:03:01 PM

Roll Call/Congressional Quarterly -- The Pentagon’s cybersecurity mission is facing a classic supply and demand problem: There’s a nationwide shortage of tech talent and an oversupply of jobs. “It’s hard to beat the pay,” says Sibin Mohan, a professor of computer science at Illinois whose 2018 graduates – the talent the Pentagon struggles to recruit and retain – earned an average starting salary of $99,741.