Originally Posted by t00sl0w
i work in the gov IT sector and the issue isnt so much not having talented people as most i know are pretty dang good at what they do.
the issue is the second part of what you said, the "appointed bureaucrats running things."
thats any and every problem in a nut shell.....we are sometimes straight up prevented from doing things properly or efficiently because X up the chain put their nose in and for literally no reason said no.
also, doesnt help that our budgets constantly get cut....ill see that "X amount" went to our agency but when we cant even replace a broken chair and our projects are constantly getting trimmed, it really makes me wonder where it went or was siphoned. Id like to know what % of this budget actually goes to people/equipment to do what they are saying.
Mmmm, budget cuts got to love those. /s
Know that feeling, before I got out of maintenance we where literally hiding aircraft parts from flightline just so we have them for our inspections and tasks we had to do on the cargo jets. Hell, we where cannibalizing parts off backup engines in our barn.
At least one good thing being with a small Guard unit now. Our servers are ours.
For fun we sometimes try to break them to learn how to recover them. Though, was funny to watch one dude freak the hell out when we almost crashed our controllers for the SANs.
Boy, talk about seeing someone think the world just fell on them, hehe.