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What is your opinion of the Federal Government?

Good - I work for them now or have in the past 44% [ 7 ]

Bad - I work for them now or have in the past 25% [ 4 ]

Good - I have only dealt with them 13% [ 2 ]

Bad - I have only dealt with them 19% [ 3 ]

Total votes : 16

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Kirt Blattenberger

Post subject: Federal Government Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 9:03 am

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Please use your personal experience with the Federal Government when voting in the poll.



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Post subject: Federal GovernmentPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:11 pm

It's actually kind of cool working for the Federal Government. I was very impressed with their initiative to pursue new technologies and try to make them work. The only downside is that you encounter some "engineers" that think high-powered AM TX antennas can be shortened to less than 3ft. Maybe, but not using our current existing technology.


Jimmy Burrows

Post subject: Fed's OKPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 11:36 am


Joined: Sat Aug 30, 2003 6:38 pm

Posts: 4

Location: City of Industry, CA

Hi folks,

My experience as a contractor for the Fed has been pretty positive overall. The guys I've worked with have been pretty sharp - Hams all of them. I guess it is highly dependent on who you happen to interface with. I've heard horror stories, but I have to give bigtime kudos to the teams I've come into contact with.

Figured I should put in a plug for them since they get slammed so regularly.

--- Jimmy



Post subject: Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 3:03 pm


Joined: Mon Jul 18, 2005 4:31 pm

Posts: 32

Location: Baltimore, MD

It really depends on the agency. Many agencies are staffed full of incompetents who don't know and don't care.



Post subject: Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 4:45 pm


Joined: Wed Sep 21, 2005 4:33 pm

Posts: 1

Location: Aurora, CO

I've worked in Technical Operations with the FAA since 1990 and have always been impressed with the professionalism and dedication of my colleagues.

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