All Points Blog
Our Opinion, Your Views of All Things Location

  • HOME

    About Us


    Contact Us

    Follow Us

    Feed  Twitter 


    All Points Blog

    Catching geospatial news that others miss. Delivered daily.

    Preview Newsletter | Archive

    << November 2006 >>
    S M T W T F S
          1 2 3 4
    5 6 7 8 9 10 11
    12 13 14 15 16 17 18
    19 20 21 22 23 24 25
    26 27 28 29 30    

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

More on Training - “We’re missing a generation in the workforce”

At GEOINT, at the afternoon plenary panel on "Challenges for the GEOINT Community" moderated by Michael Jones, CTO of Google Earth, the lack of a skilled workforce continued as a major theme as mentioned in the early blog post. I was expecting to hear more on policy and geospatial technology transfer but much of the discussion turned to what Dr. Leo Hazelwood, Sr. VP and GM of SAIC, called "a missing generation in the workforce." Hazelwood indicated that because of the drawdown in funding intelligence agencies in the ‘90s that the country is lacking experienced workers necessary to stand up the agencies responsible for intelligence analysis. "The workforce is skilled but enormously green," said Hazelwood. He also said that many young workers are looking for different things in their careers and that many may not hang around for 30 years in the civil service. Jones mentioned that some organizations don’t allow their workers to fail. "Failure is the first step in creativity," he said.

by Joe Francica on 11/14 at 03:22 PM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

More from Directions Magazine

All Points Blog Newsletter

Catching geospatial news that others miss. Delivered daily.

Preview Newsletter | Archive


Feed  Twitter 

Recent Comments

Publications: Directions Magazine | Directions Magazine India
Conferences: Location Intelligence Conference | .Map Conference | GEO Huntsville
© 2014 Directions Media. All Rights Reserved