Yes, the MIC is locked down. That is the way it is. Security reasons. Down in the trenches where the rule of law is passed down….everything from what you will do, day to day and what you will not do. To take a phrase from the old Ten Commandments movie, “So it is written, so it shall be done.”
Second question: Pretty much, nothing. I have been in contact with many millenials over the years and they have expressed their concerns. These concerns, issues….go unanswered, OR….they are told, “this is the way it is”. So it is no wonder they move on.
* what version of CAD is currently running on gov computers. (this was in 2008).
* what do you mean no thumb drives?
Answer: security reasons (and this is still in force today)
* why can’t I take my cell phone to work? (this is the case of production in the hangers of tenant command vs and office)
Answer: Because cell phones pose a security risk. You can’t take a picture of yourself and your co workers standing in front of the latest aircraft in re-fit.
* why is my cell phone subject to confescation if I bring it?
Answer: Again, big sign out in front of gate: CELL PHONES NOT ALLOWED BEYOND THIS POINT. You are on miltary installation. Your rights are “limited”.
* why can’t I listen to Spotify or Pandora on a gov computer while I am working?
Answer: it takes up bandwidth and the gov is not there for you to use it’s computer as your personal toy. It is for use only. Read the warning banner when you log in.
* I have a great idea to minimize the length of procurement of goods and services, why I am ignored?
Answer: you are but a cog in the wheel of the machine, another brick in the wall. There is a NAVSUP that is written on this matter and you shall follow it, until another is written.
No, Dannielle, you are not being sarcastic. I am glad you ask the question. I can only speak from down here….what I experience as do others, millenials who are joining us and why they soon move on, or just don’t apply.
The military is on innovative from the “top” down. Not the other way around.
Military installations are the bread and butter of the communities where they reside. Without them, these communities would be a ghost town. This is the reality. We serve the troops. We do our best with what we have. It is an honor to do so.
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