Lockheed also needs people but it's not as urgent. This one is a lot more interesting. With the new "networked battlefield" concepts our plane has to be able to interface with everything else out there. I'd be one of the guys talking to all the other countries we're going to sell this to and finding out what their networks are like. Might also give me more of a toehold on the software world. My potential grandboss's attitude on it is "You don't have any experience in interoperability . . . but that's okay, neither does anybody else."
I suspect Northrop will make an offer first and that may spur Lockheed into making one. Timing could be a problem, hopefully it'll work out. Either way it's better than staying in Los Angeles.
It was a productive trip in another way too. I spent the flights writing up an eight-page adventure for GURPS Illuminati University.