Programmers with network engineering skills

George Herbert george.herbert at
Tue Feb 28 20:59:39 UTC 2012

On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 11:21 AM, Lamar Owen <lowen at> wrote:
> On Monday, February 27, 2012 07:53:07 PM William Herrin wrote:
>> .../SCI clearance.
>> The clearance is killing me. The two generalists didn't have a
>> clearance and the cleared applicants are programmers or admins but
>> never both.
> I just about spewed my chai tea seeing 'SCI' and 'generalist' in the same post... isn't that mutually exclusive?

There's a difference between the TS/SCI clearance - and SCI
compartmentalization security model for secure projects or information
- and whether you need a generalist programmer / network programmer to
solve the problem within the compartment or a specialist.

One can have very generalist problems within a very narrowly defined
security compartment.

One of my main hobbies, if done as a day job, would require TS/SCI
clearance plus an additional level; it requires about 8 or 9 major
scientific and engineering disciplines to master.

-george william herbert
george.herbert at

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