The government is pretty strict about who it will hire. And, the degree must generally specifically be in Instructional Design. I’m not sure how different the two are but I’ve never heard of anyone with an Instructional Technology degree in my company in 3.5 yrs (which is about 2 cycles of almost-everyone-but-me).
Also, it is not an I.T. firm either. Over half the company is devoted to research & print. I.T. is a minority part (2 graphic artists + 1 fulltime manager/programmer + 1 manager/programmer who used to be fulltime but is now part-time + me). They don’t have a lot to do right now. . .
Instructional Technology/Design are usually interchangeable. I was joking, anyway, since I wouldn’t know what I was doing at all. I def know about the gov’t being strict, I mean, I DO work for a gov’t contractor and we DO stuff gov’t contracts… just, with nurses and such. :)