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Interviews: Ask Former Director of JPL Edward Stone About Space Exploration

bigSpark hardest problem in interplanetary exploration (58 comments)

thank you for your time, What in your view is the hardest problem in interplanetary exploration and what does JPL do to solve it.

about 3 months ago
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Electrical Engineering Lost 35,000 Jobs Last Year In the US

bigSpark Nothing that another 50000 h1b visas can't fix (397 comments)

We need to educate more managers and artists in this country. Engineers we can always import, already trained.

about 7 months ago
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White House Reportedly Dismissing Key Healthcare.gov Contractor

bigSpark Re: They are all the same (284 comments)

True, I've seen programs heavily underbid and staffed with recent college grads with very little programming knowledge. The goal was to produce non working product to then milk the O&M contract for years and years.

about 7 months ago
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White House Reportedly Dismissing Key Healthcare.gov Contractor

bigSpark They are all the same (284 comments)

Accenture, IBM, Booz Allen , Lockheed Martin , SAIC are all very similar when it comes to large project execution. The name of the game is to win a proposal by any means necessary then control the costs. In a large project it is never about the developers, what makes or breaks a large gov project is the quality of the functional analysts and tech management. If conflicting reqs and features can be argued down the proj will succeed.

about 7 months ago

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