Patience…. Patience….. The good Lord seems to be testing me in this area as I continue to wait for a start date on my job. Yes, I really do have a job… I just don’t know when it will start.
I have accepted a written offer from Booz Allen Hamilton to join their organization. I am really excited about this opportunity because the firm is an exceptional company to work for and I think the cultural fit will be perfect.
The team I will be joining works with the US Air Force Space Warfare Center and the US Army Space and Missile Defense Command to develop geo-location tracking systems that provide situational awareness of the battlefield. These handheld devices use the Iridium satellite network and have been prototyped and tested to varying degrees. The immediate need is to transition these capabilities to real-world use in a truly operational environment.
What is holding up the show is lack of funding. As happens every year in the government, there are pots of money that do not get expended and these funds are redistributed as “year-end dollars” to worthy projects. We are hoping that our project will get some of these funds and my position can be added to the existing contract. If not I will probably have to wait until next years funding (Oct 1st).
So, in the meantime I am getting many things done around the house and getting a taste of what retirement might be like.