Hey guys, I wanted some advice on returning to work. I was attached to the IC. When I was in, my kidneys had failed, and I had to do dialysis near Fort Meade.
I had to take Army Retirement disability in 2020, and finally, I received a kidney this year. I do hold a TS/SCI with Poly, and I would like to go back to work and use it, It’s just I don’t know where to go. I was A Army civ, so they allowed me to stay in while I could, and I did for two years. I pushed myself hard to help save lives and deliver intelligence.
M<y background is in computing security. It sucks because I was just starting out my career when my kidneys failed.
I am getting a lot of contract offers, but I have not taken any yet. What I want is to go back into the federal government because I want to keep my fed insurance; however, if I can find a good federal contractor with great health insurance, I’ll be willing to look at them.
I just want to feel useful again, I feel like I’m just wasting away. I am fully recovered from my transplant. Also, I worked hard in university to get my degree. I want to maintain my clearance, too. That was hard to get as well.
I passed the poly on the first go.
One this is, I don’t want to be trapped in an office doing nothing for 8 hrs a day, since I got a kidney, I want a little more freedom like walking around outside. When I do have a project, I do want to spend as much time as it takes to finish it. Just when I’m not doing anything I just don’t want to sit there bored.
Also, I want to set up computers and networks and secure them and do forensics and data recovery. So I want to be more hands-on rather than sitting there looking at some agencies’ vulnerabilities. I mean I’ll do it if I have to, I just want something different.
Any help would be grateful.
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