New Director of AFRL Rome Labs

New Director of AFRL Rome Labs

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Fed Up

Utica, NY

#1 Jan 26, 2013
George D. Duchak the new Director of AFRL Rome labs needs a lot of hand holding. This guy had to be briefed several times on the same subjects, Cyber and command and control systems. To say there is a steep learning curve would be an understatement. Spoon feeding this guy with information and recommendations is getting ridiculous. By the time he figures it out he will be back living in his home Centerville VA, which he still owns.
Why didnít the Air Force promote one of Rome Labís senior staff at the lab to this position. Several QUALIFIED candidates applied for the job. No one knows the job better than a career employee and a native central New Yorker. Congressman Hanna could have played a role in the selection if he cared to. The lab has been run successfully since Donald Hanson retired no thanks to Davy Belk the previous director who lasted less than two years in CNY. Davy used this job as a stepping stone to his next assignment leaving all the decisions to the divisions.
George Duchak seriously lacks a wide spectrum of tangible qualifications and knowledge he may enjoy his undeserved power and telling people what to do but that wonít help Rome Labs compete in todayís environment of massive budget cuts and dwindling research dollars.
JAC1510

Utica, NY

#2 Jan 27, 2013
Fed Up wrote:
George D. Duchak the new Director of AFRL Rome labs needs a lot of hand holding. This guy had to be briefed several times on the same subjects, Cyber and command and control systems. To say there is a steep learning curve would be an understatement. Spoon feeding this guy with information and recommendations is getting ridiculous. By the time he figures it out he will be back living in his home Centerville VA, which he still owns.
Why didnít the Air Force promote one of Rome Labís senior staff at the lab to this position. Several QUALIFIED candidates applied for the job. No one knows the job better than a career employee and a native central New Yorker. Congressman Hanna could have played a role in the selection if he cared to. The lab has been run successfully since Donald Hanson retired no thanks to Davy Belk the previous director who lasted less than two years in CNY. Davy used this job as a stepping stone to his next assignment leaving all the decisions to the divisions.
George Duchak seriously lacks a wide spectrum of tangible qualifications and knowledge he may enjoy his undeserved power and telling people what to do but that wonít help Rome Labs compete in todayís environment of massive budget cuts and dwindling research dollars.
An assignment as Director of Rome Labs would be an excellent stepping stone for a bigger job in the DC area. Given the fact that he is a NEW federal employee, he must of had some help form higher ups to get this job.
tom

Saranac Lake, NY

#3 Jan 28, 2013
yo=yo
Rome lab

Long Eddy, NY

#5 Jan 28, 2013
george, i'm sure glad you are from virginia & NOT the North! I really am enjoying my FREE afternoon of! Thanks, hope it keeps snowing so you can delay work tommorrow!
Retired

Saranac Lake, NY

#7 Jan 29, 2013
You got the right statement when you say "good old boys network". Use to be promotions were base on performance. Now its based on your handi cap at the local golf course, or how well you kiss the right ass. I have reservations about the new director but maybe he will be better than the last one.
Retirement is Bliss wrote:
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I donít think any of the division chiefs at Rome have the experience needed to run it. If you were to look at their training records and professional career experience you will discover that most of them arenít even qualified to run a division. I base this on the vacancy announcements that their current position holds. Few hold the Air war college degree, even though it may not be a requirement anymore. None of them have experience outside of Rome Labs. In a senior executive position it is a requirement to have some type of career broadening experience. None of the division chiefs or branch chiefs has that experience. The good Oleí boys club will only get you so farÖ..
Donít get me started on the so called senior technologists. Look into their background and you be surprised at what you find.
Sour grapes

Anonymous Proxy

#10 Feb 2, 2013
JAC1510 wrote:
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An assignment as Director of Rome Labs would be an excellent stepping stone for a bigger job in the DC area. Given the fact that he is a NEW federal employee, he must of had some help form higher ups to get this job.
Obviously george duchak was chosen for his qualifications, If your that bitter because you weren't selected then find a new job somewhere else. You probably start at the grade you deserve GS13.
HappyToBeRetired

Roslindale, MA

#11 Feb 2, 2013
Wag the Dog wrote:
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The divisions ran the place since ray Urtz retired. Especially when do nothing Davy Belk was there. Don't expect anything different with Duchak in charge.
I have to disagree, a bit... mr (not Dr, since he has no medical license, my rules for optional honorific titles; his wife, however, IS Dr Linderman) linderman has pushed for and advocated significant wastes of money (playstation cluster... 1700+ videogame consoles, alledgedly "fastest interactive supercomputer"... trouble is, they were never used as such, the benchmarks were extrapolated following execution on a small portion of the cluster... and now, without ever being utilized, the units are quietly being "turned-in"... TWO MILLION TAXPAYER DOLLARS WASTED). If the ONLY thing accomplished by Mr Duchak ends up being that mr linderman is reigned-in, Mr Duchak will prove to be the information directorate's greatest leader.
Welfare lab

Phoenix, AZ

#12 Feb 2, 2013
HappyToBeRetired wrote:
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I have to disagree, a bit... mr (not Dr, since he has no medical license, my rules for optional honorific titles; his wife, however, IS Dr Linderman) linderman has pushed for and advocated significant wastes of money (playstation cluster... 1700+ videogame consoles, alledgedly "fastest interactive supercomputer"... trouble is, they were never used as such, the benchmarks were extrapolated following execution on a small portion of the cluster... and now, without ever being utilized, the units are quietly being "turned-in"... TWO MILLION TAXPAYER DOLLARS WASTED). If the ONLY thing accomplished by Mr Duchak ends up being that mr linderman is reigned-in, Mr Duchak will prove to be the information directorate's greatest leader.
That's nothing. The real waste is that we didn't transition one damn thing in Cyber. No one wants our products....
Hello Again

Durhamville, NY

#13 Feb 2, 2013
HappyToBeRetired wrote:
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I have to disagree, a bit... mr (not Dr, since he has no medical license, my rules for optional honorific titles; his wife, however, IS Dr Linderman) linderman has pushed for and advocated significant wastes of money (playstation cluster... 1700+ videogame consoles, alledgedly "fastest interactive supercomputer"... trouble is, they were never used as such, the benchmarks were extrapolated following execution on a small portion of the cluster... and now, without ever being utilized, the units are quietly being "turned-in"... TWO MILLION TAXPAYER DOLLARS WASTED). If the ONLY thing accomplished by Mr Duchak ends up being that mr linderman is reigned-in, Mr Duchak will prove to be the information directorate's greatest leader.
stopm smoking the post...you sound STUPID!
Fulldisclosure

Redondo Beach, CA

#14 Feb 3, 2013
AFRL Criminals like Chester Maciag, Lamar Parker, and William Gregory were involved in the most sadistic of illegal programs: http://usgovt-atrocities.com
Fulldisclosure

Redondo Beach, CA

#15 Feb 3, 2013
AHA wrote:
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god forbid. Penny Jo would be sittin on his lap every morning, I could see it now. Joe is more crooked than the road that goes through booneville gorge.
Agree, this man is a straight up criminal, along with his right-hand man, Chester Maciag.
Bytecode

United States

#16 Feb 7, 2013
joe Camera would have been a better choice for director.
NAN

Saranac Lake, NY

#17 Feb 7, 2013
Bytecode wrote:
joe Camera would have been a better choice for director.
Mickey Mouse would be a better choice than Joe Camera.
Davy

Anonymous Proxy

#19 Feb 9, 2013
Fed Up wrote:
George D. Duchak the new Director of AFRL Rome labs needs a lot of hand holding. This guy had to be briefed several times on the same subjects, Cyber and command and control systems. To say there is a steep learning curve would be an understatement. Spoon feeding this guy with information and recommendations is getting ridiculous. By the time he figures it out he will be back living in his home Centerville VA, which he still owns.
Why didnít the Air Force promote one of Rome Labís senior staff at the lab to this position. Several QUALIFIED candidates applied for the job. No one knows the job better than a career employee and a native central New Yorker. Congressman Hanna could have played a role in the selection if he cared to. The lab has been run successfully since Donald Hanson retired no thanks to Davy Belk the previous director who lasted less than two years in CNY. Davy used this job as a stepping stone to his next assignment leaving all the decisions to the divisions.
George Duchak seriously lacks a wide spectrum of tangible qualifications and knowledge he may enjoy his undeserved power and telling people what to do but that wonít help Rome Labs compete in todayís environment of massive budget cuts and dwindling research dollars.
Davy was a great director, at least he gave us back our cell phones
doodoo

Saranac Lake, NY

#20 Feb 11, 2013
Brent Holmes should be director. We need someone with a unique bald spot like his and someone that can single handedly screw up three Divisions he's been a part of.
Poorboy

Phoenix, AZ

#21 Feb 14, 2013
doodoo wrote:
Brent Holmes should be director. We need someone with a unique bald spot like his and someone that can single handedly screw up three Divisions he's been a part of.
Thats not nice, your just saying that because he took your job and is doing it better than you did. Your still a legend in your own mind.
Poorboy

Dover, DE

#22 Feb 14, 2013
Poorboy wrote:
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Thats not nice, your just saying that because he took your job and is doing it better than you did. Your still a legend in your own mind.
You must be Brent's boyfriend. He didn't take anyone's job, he gets kicked around from job to job because he screws up so much.
whodat

United States

#23 Feb 14, 2013
Who is rob works there?
Waiver land

Columbus, OH

#25 Feb 16, 2013
Fed Up wrote:
George D. Duchak the new Director of AFRL Rome labs needs a lot of hand holding. This guy had to be briefed several times on the same subjects, Cyber and command and control systems. To say there is a steep learning curve would be an understatement. Spoon feeding this guy with information and recommendations is getting ridiculous. By the time he figures it out he will be back living in his home Centerville VA, which he still owns.
Why didnít the Air Force promote one of Rome Labís senior staff at the lab to this position. Several QUALIFIED candidates applied for the job. No one knows the job better than a career employee and a native central New Yorker. Congressman Hanna could have played a role in the selection if he cared to. The lab has been run successfully since Donald Hanson retired no thanks to Davy Belk the previous director who lasted less than two years in CNY. Davy used this job as a stepping stone to his next assignment leaving all the decisions to the divisions.
George Duchak seriously lacks a wide spectrum of tangible qualifications and knowledge he may enjoy his undeserved power and telling people what to do but that wonít help Rome Labs compete in todayís environment of massive budget cuts and dwindling research dollars.
Who do you suggest? Julie Brichacek applied for the job just to find out she was not qualified. Ray urtz used waivers to get her promoted. She lacks qualifications for a GS 14 let alone division chief. I heard that she said she would ignore directors orders until he moved on. Lol. Thats progress
Wow

Hamilton, NY

#26 Feb 17, 2013
Fulldisclosure wrote:
AFRL Criminals like Chester Maciag, Lamar Parker, and William Gregory were involved in the most sadistic of illegal programs: http://usgovt-atrocities.com
Seriously? WTF is wrong with you?

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