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The Strike is Over so I’m Back

The Writer’s Guild strike is over so I can post again. Not really true but it sure sounds like a good excuse. It’s been a busy few months what with 2008 budgeting, keeping up with vulnerabilities, rolling out IE7, beginning

Posted in Blog, Work

I’m Back (and Employed)

I've been away from my blog for quite awhile … no good excuses. I started work at Development Alternatives, Inc. ( on March 1 as Senior IT Security Specialist. I've been here for five weeks now and I can tell

Posted in Blog, Work

Unemployment Insurance Benefits

I filed for unemployment benefits a few weeks ago; I never thought I’d be doing that! The process to file was relatively straightforward using the State of Maryland DLLR (Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation) web site. A couple days

Posted in Unemployment, Work

Security Clearance Required

Many if the IT Management, Senior IT Engineering and Security Management/Engineering jobs advertised in the Baltimore/Washington area require top secret with “full life-style polygraph? clearances. It’s a real catch-22: one needs the clearance to get the job and to get

Posted in Security, Technology, Work

Looking for a Job

I never thought finding another job would be this difficult. When I was told of my layoff I was also told that my resume would be circulated throughout the company by HR. I got two calls as a result of

Posted in Life, Work


After nearly 40 years working in the IT industry I find myself without a job; my job at Lockheed Martin was recently eliminated. I was managing the infrastructure that supports the Lockheed Martin NASA ODIN contracts. Reductions in staff and

Posted in Life, Technology, Unemployment, Work
July 2019
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