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By James Hosek, Michael Mattock, C. Christine Fair, Jennifer Kavanagh, Jennifer Sharp

This document makes a speciality of the criteria affecting the provision of data expertise group of workers to the energetic responsibility enlisted strength, and the findings element to the belief that the IT education possibilities provided via the millitary can assist safe the provision of IT team of workers over the lengthy haul.

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Furthermore, following Bresnahan, research has found substantial technological opportunity for further improvement of IT, a feature that links IT closely to economic growth cycles (Bresnahan, undated). As a general-purpose technology, IT has an extremely wide variety of applications that support activities and advances in numerous other areas. Advances in IT facilitate innovations (“shift the innovation frontier”) rather than directly shifting the production frontier, and these innovations foster the coinvention of other applications.

Then we present findings on the management of IT and IT-related personnel in the Army, examining the process for generating manpower requirements for these career fields, assessing the overall health of units, and identifying incentives for enlistment and reenlistment as well as incentives for soldiers to obtain additional education and training. We then present findings on similar issues for the Air Force specialties and offer observations and conclusions. S. S. Air Force. We selected relevant MOSs in the Army.

While the popular literature often presents private-sector IT workers in a positive light, some stories have described areas of employee dissatisfaction. As one example, an online survey conducted by Computerworld in September and October of 1998 reveals that even as the dot-com boom built to its peak, many IT workers were dissatisfied with their salaries. org), covering more than 100 smaller high-tech companies with fewer than 500 employees, indicated that increases in pay typically Issues and Practices in Managing IT Occupations: Views from the Literature 13 took the form of a combination of higher salaries and higher specific pays, such as retention bonuses (including a skill premium pay), hiring bonuses, and project completion bonuses.

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