Jerry Darby is the Systems and Server Operations Lead supporting the Military Commissions Defense Organization (MCDO) for NetCentrics Corporation. Jerry and his team handle all of the service desk tickets for the roughly 200 MCDO personnel, providing tier II support and managing servers at the application level. While some of the tickets submitted are easily fixed, many of them require both creativity and curiosity to resolve.
Janis Ward-Catlett started sharing inspirational quotes on her Facebook page as a part of “Motivational Monday” – a way to encourage her friends and followers on a consistent basis. After falling ill, she wasn’t able to post for several weeks, much to the disappointment of her social media followers. The resulting outcry, in fact, was so great that Janis decided to start not only a blog, but ultimately a non-profit, dedicated to mentoring students from fourth to twelfth grade.
Many undergraduate students find themselves working at hotels and restaurants to pay their rent and tuition, but Mesay Degefu found an alternative employment opportunity, working for Bank of America while he studied at Marymount University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting and business administration. He didn’t know it at the time, but his introduction into the financial world would ultimately lead him to a career in cybersecurity for the federal government.