Trends in Staff Augmentation
As we look towards FY23 in government contracting, #staffaugmentation continues to be an in-demand requirement for many RFPs. Staff augmentation allows the government to bring on a consultant or contractor to present staffing candidates, who are credentialed, onboarded, and managed by the contractor. The primary advantages are that the contractor has a readily available pool of talent, is responsible for salaries, benefits, and HR/payroll.
In the wake of the Covid pandemic, the U.S. is experiencing a labor shortage. Jobs are plentiful, but the work force is seemingly unmotivated after two years of Covid-related job losses, higher than normal unemployment pay, and being spoiled with work-from-home arrangements. These factors may be driving the increase in staff augmentation needs in government contracts. Let’s look at some of the current trends in staff augmentation that are occurring on the federal landscape:
- IT specialists continue to dominate the field. With the explosion of #Cloudbased technology, Cloud experts are particularly in demand. Any personnel with Cloud certifications such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) Solutions Architect, Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals, Google Associates Cloud Engineer, IBM Certified Technical Advocate – Cloud v3, and Cloud Security Alliance: Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) are a valuable addition to the team.
- Cybersecurity is always a concern, and IT specialists who are cybersecurity experts are being sought to ramp up security efforts to protect top-secret government information from malicious hackers and terrorists. Any of the following certifications are desirable: CISSP, CISA, Security+, CISM, GSEC, SSCP, CASP, GCIH, and OSCP.
- Security clearances are encouraged and often expected for both contractors and civilian employees alike. For contractors, this means a #facilitysecurityclearance(FCL). This clearance ensures that the contractor is approved for access to classified information. Civilian employees may be required to be eligible for or already have security clearances, most commonly Secret or Top Secret.
- Project management and Program Managers are being sought to oversee federal government projects. PMs are needed to keep projects on schedule and track costs. Candidates with a strong knowledge of Agile, Waterfall, or Scrum methodology and superior communication skills are highly desired.
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