Category Archives: Contract Work

Military Sabbatical Prototype: Reserve Duty

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey has spoken publicly that perhaps the most senior 40 percent members of the armed forces should work outside the military, or even outside of government, in a sabbatical arrangement. This … Continue reading

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If it’s not worth your time, change what you do

I’ve worked a number of  contract jobs.  Once on contract, with open ended duty hours, each hour I work makes another hour of income. It’s very hard to stop working and go home! After all, when I get home, I’ll probably … Continue reading

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DoD CAC-enabled Secure Thin Operating System

If you work with the DoD, you probably have a Common Access Card (CAC) to securely access websites. Next time you log on with your CAC to the Air Force Portal, look at the logon screen fine print for a … Continue reading

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Infinite Amount of Work

In Shoot the Round Dial, I spoke about working when there’s work to do, and going home when there’s no work to do. After another 3 semesters in the world of academia, I recognize an error in that post. There … Continue reading

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Funding that Needs Needs; Needs that Need Funding

Want to understand the government acquisitions world? Ponder the title of this post. The goverment has many programs, for which the metric of success is that they spend money on-time and on-target. Simply look like a target, apply in the … Continue reading

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