The average hacker spends eight months in a network before getting caught, according to Jason Hess, chief of cloud security at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. In order to keep pace with cyber warriors—and the technology they use—NGA is taking on developers at a faster rate and keeping them for short periods of time rather than long terms of work. […]

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency needs to attract new tech talent with new ideas and a desire to work on something bigger and more important than the next popular dating app. One of the ways the agency hopes to do that is by continuing to work with the government’s own in-house innovation shop, 18F.