The defense industry is a crowded space, with many contractors vying for the same, limited pool of contracts and talent. If you want your company to be successful, these are ways you can help set your company apart from the pack.
Instinct and human nature can benefit us for optimal performance in all areas of our lives. But they can also hold us back. Understanding human nature – and knowing when to buck against it – can propel your life and career.
By taking an OCONUS assignment, you can build extraordinary relationships, grow in your career, and provide your family with an experience they’ll never forget. And through all of this, you really gain a new perspective on the world.
Perhaps the most important thing to remember is that an IC career always has a shadow that extends beyond the individual. After decades of government service, here are just a few thoughts worth considering.
If you are a contractor, you either work directly for a defense contractor in a management or services role, or you work on a prime or subcontract. You may have heard the terminology, “I work for the Prime”, or “I work for a Sub.” There is a difference.
Our Industrial Control Systems (ICS) were designed to monitor, sense and actuate based on readings. They are real-time systems that are primarily used in industry to interface with or “operate” machinery. Hence the term Operational Technology.
At some point in your career, you will come across an organization that fails to perform at an acceptable level. If you are lucky, you will be the one tasked with fixing the problem. Here’s how to do it.