GCN Tech Blog

By GCN Staff

Blog archive

Ten ways to tell your program could be ended soon

10.) You find that the president's brother is a subcontractor.

9.) Five members of Henry Waxman's staff have you on their speed dial.

8.) Your enterprise architecture includes a data warehouse for engineering change orders.

7.) Your prime contractor's program manager has retired and moved to a country that does not have an extradition treaty with the United States.

6.) You learn that your systems integrator has outsourced its security work to a company in Beijing that is jointly owned by the People's Liberation Army and your top competitor.

5.) When you call your department's deputy secretary office, her administrative assistant refers you to the Employee Assistance Program.

4.) Your contracting officer drives a Bentley on even-numbered days and a Ferrari Testarossa on odd-numbered days.

3.) The director of the General Accounting Office knows your kids' birthdays and their homeroom teachers' names.

2.) You learn through the grapevine that the agency Inspector General Office is planning a gala retirement party for you, on your 32nd birthday.

1.) Your significant other's computer has a file for criminal defense attorneys on the start menu.

Posted by Wilson P. Dizard III on Nov 06, 2007 at 9:39 AM


  • FCW Perspectives
    tech process (pkproject/Shutterstock.com)

    Understanding the obstacles to automation

    As RPA moves from buzzword to practical applications, agency leaders say it’s forcing broader discussions about business operations

  • Federal 100 Awards
    Federal 100 logo

    Fed 100 nominations are now open

    Help us identify this year's outstanding individuals in federal IT.

Stay Connected

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.