Your design for that new fighter jet was interesting. What wasn't as interesting was how it exploded on the tarmac.
You were able to increase the visual capabilities of a spy satellite so that it can read a text message off of someone's phone. Unfortunately it won't look anywhere but the local high school.
You've managed to distinguish yourself enough to get on a major Engineer's development team, but the other Engineers far outshine you. Better get cozy. You're not going anywhere.
They call you "Q." Every U.S. military operation in the world uses your inventions. Nice work, egghead!