Mar 15, 2017 - Politics & Policy

The federal government's rapidly aging IT force

Last year, nearly 80% of federal IT workers were aged 40 or above — and more than half were over 50, according to data from the Partnership for Public Service.

Data: Partnership for Public Service; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon / Axios

The kicker: Federal IT employees over 60 outnumber those under 30 by nearly 5 to 1.

Where's all the talent? Per Bloomberg, the median age at Google and Tesla is 30. LinkedIn and Facebook are even younger at 29.

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