Modern governments and public institutions mostly cannot and do not employ staff with appropriate skills for the digital age. The barriers to such recruitment exist on both the demand and supply sides. On the demand side few governments know why they even need new skills, let alone how to get them without making terrible mistakes. And on the supply side, Higher Education establishments are not producing graduates who are as comfortable with digital issues as they are with law and politics. This grand challenge is to identify and scope the key interventions that will be required before governments regularly employ the people that society needs them to.