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TRAX International Joins Potomac Recruiting as a New Client

June 8, 2015: Potomac Recruiting is pleased to welcome TRAX International as its newest client.  TRAX specializes in program management and energy services, and offers a wide array of professional and technical solutions for Federal and commercial clients.  Founded in 1979 and with offices across the US and the globe, TRAX provides test range services, logistics support, engineering applications, software development, facilities maintenance, multimedia services, and IT services, as well as operator training simulator solutions and a power plant modeling and training system.  TRAX is committed to providing efficient, responsive, and flexible services for its clients, and delivers innovative solutions to meet customer needs.  The Army, Navy, and NASA are among TRAX's largest Federal clients, and among them TRAX has developed a reputation as a leader in program management and energy services.

Potomac Recruiting Welcomes DHA Group, Inc. as a New Client!

March 31, 2014: Potomac Recruiting is pleased to announce the new addition of DHA Group, Inc. as a Client.  DHA Group is a management consulting and contracting firm serving Federal Government clients that include the Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the law enforcement community.  Its core competencies include Management and Consulting Services, Program Management, Operations Support, IT Support, and Facilities & Logistics.  DHA Group has undergone extraordinary company growth in the last two years, and continues to expand into new areas of business. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., DHA was founded in 1994 to provide superior program management and operations support services to the U.S. Government.  DHA has built solid relationships and business partnerships, and a reputation for quality, value and excellence and is widely recognized and highly regarded by clients, partners and competitors. DHA Group, Inc. is customer-focused and employs only people of exceptional expertise,...
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Potomac Recruiting President Quoted in the Washington Post

Washington Post
Report finds D.C. area a hotbed for cybersecurity jobs By Sarah Halzack, Published: March 8 For evidence of the boom in cybersecurity jobs in the Washington region, one could simply take a drive up Interstate 95 toward Fort Meade, Md. The crop of upscale apartments and restaurants make clear that white-collar professionals are moving into the area as it is being remade into the federal government’s hub for cybersecurity work. And an analysis from Burning Glass Technologies shows how much appetite there is in the region for workers with this skill set. Burning Glass conducts daily reviews of job postings across 32,000 online sites. In a report released last week, the company said that the Washington metropolitan area had more than 23,000 job postings for cybersecurity positions in 2013, a figure that far surpasses the number of such postings in any other region. New York had the second-highest number with just over 15,000....
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Potomac Recruiting Welcomes Roger Campbell to Board of Advisors

Potomac Recruiting today announced the addition of a new member to its Board of Advisors, Mr. Roger Campbell. Mr. Roger Campbell is the former Chief Human Capital Officer for the National Reconnaissance Office and is a former senior human capital manager with the Central Intelligence Agency. While employed in the public sector he led major change initiatives in human capital and administrative operations.  After leaving government service, he served as the Director of Government Consulting Services for Monster Government Solutions, a division of Monster.com and has worked as a senior consultant and subject matter expert for some of the most respected management consulting practices in the country.  Mr. Campbell has published articles and has led webcasts on topics associated with human capital in both the public and private sector. He continues to develop precision hiring strategies to help organizations hire the right talent to meet their current and future staffing...
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Potomac Recruiting’s Bobby Spear Speaks on TAP Panel at Ft. Meade

Last week Potomac Recruiting's Managing Director of Military and Federal, Bobby Spear, went to Ft. Meade in Maryland to sit on a 5 speaker panel on behalf of the military's Training Assistance Program (TAP).  TAP is part of a holistic life cycle approach to career development designed to provide transitioning Military Personnel with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to plan and execute a successful job search. At the panel, which was entitled "What Employers are Looking For," Mr. Spear, a veteran of the Air Force National Guard spoke to an audience of over 35 participants consisting of senior officers and senior enlisted men and women as part of a career forum in which Potomac Recruiting provided lunch for all participants.  He emphasized the need to expand upon existing capabilities to make them marketable for the private sector and be in the best position for employment.  Mr. Spear talked about...
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Potomac Recruiting Welcomes Bobby J. Spear as Managing Director of Federal and Military

Potomac Recruiting is proud to announce the addition of Mr. Bobby J. Spear to its staff of senior recruitment professionals. Mr. Spear brings with him a long and distinguished career in law enforcement and security, as well as a highly successful management experience with Integrated Systems Improvement Services, Lockheed Martin, the U.S Air Force National Guard, and the United States Secret Service. Bobby J. Spear comes to Potomac Recruiting from Integrated Systems Improvement Services (ISIS) where he served as regional director for security team operations since 2010. Prior to his position within ISIS, Mr. Spear began his private sector career in 2004 with Lockheed Martin as a program manager for logistics services. During his 6-year tenure, Spear was tasked with contracting with the Department of Homeland Security, ensuring cost, schedule and technical performance of programs effectively and adequately reflected company standards. The 2-years prior to his success with Lockheed Martin...
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Potomac Recruiting President, Jenessa Hoffman, quoted in the Washington Post

As demand rises for cybersecurity professionals, so does their pay The demand for cybersecurity professionals far outstrips the supply of these highly skilled workers in the Washington area, a dynamic which experts and recruiters say is driving up compensation for qualified individuals and fueling fierce competition among employers to land top talent. Pay for cybersecurity analysts in the region jumped 10.1 percent this year, according to data compiled by consulting firm Akron on behalf of the Human Resource Association of the National Capital Area. That exceeds the growth in compensation across all jobs in the region, which was 2.1 percent this year. The scarcity of cybersecurity workers means that the job candidates "hold all the cards," said Kathy Lavinder, executive director of SI Placement, a Bethesda-based recruiting firm that specializes in placement for information security jobs. Because of that, "The compensation piece is the one piece where employers know they...
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