Okay, this is going to sound extremely corny, so bear with me.
One day Tim McGee (NCIS) and Matt Farrel (Live Free or Die Hard) were at a comic book convention, when "it" happened. A small organization hacked into the U.S. government, military, and all other extremely important computer networks, thus taking control of the country. Unaware of each other's presence, or even existence, both begin to hack into the organization's inner workings.
The first one to successfully hack into their network and bring them down becomes America's hero and gains bragging rights forever.
yep, Mcgee, in the series, he keeps hacking through all sorts of stuff while Matt just hacks his own althorigm and a few computers......