government jobs

Does anybody know anybody or heard of someone that has gotten an ID job for the government? What do they do- if you can say. Does the government/military go to consultancy’s for projects?

Governments aren’t normally involved in things like design - from what I understand, they contract designers to do the work. This goes for all design areas - architecture, graphics, etc.

Also, one thing to keep in mind is that as far as products go, it makes sense for governments to purchase pre-existing products for their needs, as designing something specifically from the ground-up does cost significantly more than purchasing a ready-made product.

If you want to design for the military, look at co’s like Northrup Grumann, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, etc. They are sub-contracted by the gov.

Most of the time, those co’s hire engineers and not ID guys. They will design, say a vehicle and take it to a Military tradeshow and try to sell the idea (prototype) to one of the branches of the armed forces.

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It doesn’t happen like the it does in the movies. Some nerd cranking out cool gadgets.